In future-oriented studies, scenario building and analysis are becoming increasingly fashionable. This apparent increase in popularity is, however, somewhat misleading: many studies in trend analysis, comparisons of static equilibria, variant analysisand sensitivity analysis are presented nowadays as scenario studies. The authors prefer to use the term `scenario' in the stricter sense: a scenario is a description of the current situation, of a possible or desirable future state as well as of the series of events that could lead from the current state of affairs to this future state.
|Title of host publication||Scenario studies for the rural environment; selected and edited proceedings of the symposium Scenario Studies for the Rural Environment, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 12-15 September 1994. Dordrecht etc., Kluwer, 1995. Environ. & Policy 5|
|Editors||J.F.T. Schoute, P.A. Finke, F.R. Veeneklaas, H.P. Wolfert|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|