Beyond the Crises

Authors: A. Wilkinson en J.B. Robinson

The future is uncertain. Choices and actions taken in the here and now do however cast a long shadow and therefore influence the future. Carefully considered, scientifically based forward studies can help in determining that future. In the WRR Lecture 2010, the Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy invited attendees to share in an exchange of ideas based on a number of scenarios about the Netherlands ‘after the crisis’. Two speakers, Angela Wilkinson and John B. Robinson, illustrated dilemmas and challenges for the future and in doing so exposed deep-rooted expectations and thought processes. The existing perspectives on the present turbulence no longer equip us adequately for the future.