The Next 50 Years for Malaysia: An Inquiry Using Alternative Futures Methods

Knowing what Malaysians really want in the next fifty years requires futures thinking. While the 12th
General Elections showed the people's desires the Futurist will see the following as drivers of change in the
future: the National Coalition (Barisan Nasional) model of Governance is no longer tenable; the Monarchy system is reasserting itself; the Alternative Media is catching on; wealth distribution is to be based on 'all for one
and one for all' principle and the identity of the state is global in outlook. We can also anticipate the following

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Rural Europe 2030 - ALTERNATIVE FUTURES OF RURAL AREAS IN THE EU - A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF SCENARIO STUDIES

What does rural Europe look like in 2030? Is agriculture still the main land user? In
recent years, studies such as ESPON, Eururalis, SCENAR2020, SENSOR,
SEAMLESS and PRELUDE have tried to address these questions. These studies
resulted in a number of alternative futures of rural areas in the EU.
In this paper a comparative analysis of these scenario studies is made in order to
explore differences and similarities in the scenarios and alternative futures of rural
areas in the EU. For this purpose, we designed a scheme for assessing the

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