The politicization of futures can have diverse effects. Futures can serve as contributions to problem solving, and at the same time they can generate numerous political, economic, and social problems as they are used, for example, to promote political agendas. The goal of this topical collection published in European Journal of Futures Research is to make significant progress in addressing the politicization of sociotechnical futures as well as to collect and bring together the diversity of existing research on the politicization of the future.
Paulina Dobroć, Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany
Andreas Lösch, Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany
Maximilian Roßmann, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands