Sohail Inayatullah

Sohail Tahir [ [http://www.eolss.net/E1-24-toc.aspx EOLSS - Global Transformations and World Futures: Knowledge, Economy and Society - Related Chapters ] ] Inayatullah is a political scientist and futurist who lives in Australia. He holds a number of academic positions:

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fields = Futures studies, political science
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University of the Sunshine Coast

Queensland University of Technology

Prout College
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*Professor, Graduate Institute of Futures Studies, Tamkang University
*Adjunct professor, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of the Sunshine Coast
*Visiting academic at Queensland University of Technology

He also teaches online at Prout College.org and the [http://www.transcend.org/ Transcend Peace University] .

Background

Sohail Inayatullah is of Punjabi descent. He was born in Lahore, Pakistan, [ [http://www.metafuture.org/Articles/AltFuturesUmmah.htm#_edn1 Alternative Futures For The Islamic Ummah ] ] and lived in Peshawar, Pakistan, Bloomington, Indiana, US, New York State, US, Geneva, Switzerland, Islamabad, Pakistan and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He went to Hawaii to study. [ [http://www.metafuture.org/Articles/UsingtheFuturetoExploreVisionsofGlobalization.htm Using the Future to Explore Visions of Globalization ] ] He later moved to Brisbane, Australia. [http://pagesperso-orange.fr/sacw/saan/pakpetit.html (See number 26.)] . He currently lives in Mooloolaba, Queensland. [ [http://www.futuresfoundation.org.au/Future-News/Features-(General)/Eco%11consumers-in-your-future-20050307111/ The Futures Foundation - Eco-consumers in your future ] ]

Work

Inayatullah's contributions to scholarship in the area of critical and civilizational futures fall in three areas:

*The works of P.R. Sarkar [Sohail Inayatullah, Understanding Sarkar: Tantra, Macrohistory and Transformative Knowledge. Leiden, Brill, 2002] [Sohail Inayatullah, Situating Sarkar: Tantra, Macrohistory and Alternative Futures. Maleny, Gurukul, 1999] [Sohail Inayatullah and Jennifer Gidley, eds. Transcending Boundaries: P.R. Sarkar's theories of Individual and Social Transformation. Maleny, Gurukul, 1999.]
*Macrohistory and the grand patterns of change [Johan Galtung and Sohail Inayatullah, eds. Macrohistory and Macrohistorians. Westport,Ct, Praeger, 1997]
*Futures studies – theories, methods and case studies

Publications

Authored books

*"Understanding Sarkar: Tantra, Macrohistory and Transformative Knowledge" (Leiden, Brill, January, 2002).
*"Questioning the Future: Futures Studies, Action Learning and Organizational Transformation" (Tamsui, Tamkang University, 2002)
*"Questioning the Future: Methods and Tools for Organizational and Societal Transformation" (Tamsui, Tamkang University, 2005, 2007) 2nd and 3rd editions
*"Situating Sarkar: Tantra, Macrohistory and Alternative Futures" (Maleny, Australia, Gurkula Press, 1999)

Edited books

*"Alternative Futures of Education: Pedagogies for an Emergent World" (Netherlands, Sense Publishers, 2008) (with Marcus Bussey and Ivana Milojevic)
*"Global Transformations and World Futures", UNESCO Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (Oxford, EOLSS Publishers, 2002)
*"Neohumanistic Educational Futures" (Tamkang University Press, Tamsui, Taiwan, 2006) (with
Marcus Bussey and Ivana Milojevic)
*"The Causal Layered Analysis Reader: Theory and Case Studies of an Integrative and Transformative Methodology" (Tamkang University Press, Tamsui, Taiwan, 2004).
*"Islam, Postmodernism and Other Futures: A Ziauddin Sardar Reader" (London, Pluto Press, 2003) (with Gail Boxwell)
*"Youth Futures: Empirical Research and Transformative Visions" (Westport, Ct. Praeger, 2002) (with Jennifer Gidley)
*"Transforming Communication: technology, sustainability and future generations" (Westport, Ct. and London, Praeger Studies on the 21st Century, 2002) (with Susan Leggett)
* "The University in Transformation: Global Perspectives on the Futures of the University" (Westport, Ct., Bergin and Garvey, 2000) (with Jennifer Gidley)
* Macrohistory and Macrohistorians: Perspectives on Individual, Social, and Civilizational Change" (Westport, Ct., and London, Praeger, 1997) (with Johan Galtung)
* "Transcending Boundaries: P.R. Sarkar’s Theories of Individual and Social Transformation" (Maleny, Australia, Gurukul Publications, 1999) (with Jennifer "Jayanti" Fitzgerald)
* "Towards the 21st Century: The Futures of Democracy in Pakistan and the Developing World: Selected Papers" (Islamabad, World Futures Studies Federation and Pakistan Futuristics Institute, 1996) (ed., with Ikram Azam and James Dator)
* "Chaos and Coherence in Our Uncommon Futures: Selections from the X111 Conference of the World Futures Studies Federation" (Turku, Finland, Finish Society for Futures Studies, 1994) (with Mika Mannermaa and Rick Slaughter)
* "Judicial Foresight in the Hawaii Courts: Proceedings of the 1991 Hawaii Judiciary Foresight Congress" (Honolulu, State of Hawaii, 1994)

CDs/DVDs

*"Futures Studies: Methods, Emerging Issues and Civilizational Visions - A Multimedia Reader" (Brisbane, Prosperity Press, 1998)(with Paul Wildman)
*"The Views of Futurists - Volume 4 of the Knowledge Base of Futures Studies (Brisbane, Foresight International, 2001)"

References

External links

* http://www.metafuture.org – Sohail Inayatullah’s and Ivana Milojevic’s website
* http://www.proutcollege.org – Website for


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