Trends Series

In 2015, POST concentrated on societal and technological trends and their implications for policy.

Drawing on insights from a wide range of disciplines, this research led to a series of POSTnotes in ten policy areas, listed below (Trends in Agriculture and Non-Communicable Diseases to be published shortly). Each POSTnote considers area-specific trends as well as wider changes in society.

Political Participation
Compulsory Education
Crime and Criminal Justice
Information and Communication Technology
Infectious Diseases
Non-communicable diseases

Trends cards

Alongside the 'Trends in' series of POSTnotes, POST developed a set of 'trends cards' which described the way the world and society is changing. The Trends Cards are designed to help encourage thinking about issues in a interconnected way.

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