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The monthly bulletin of LEAP (European Laboratory of Political Anticipation) - 15 Jul 2021

The “traditional” family in 2040: marrying freedom with stability

The traditional family model has been changing dramatically over the past few decades. Originally (until only a few decades or years ago[1]), family was defined as a lasting union (marriage) between a man and a woman with the intention of procreation. However, expanding personal freedoms of the constitutive parts of the family has resulted in a disaggregation of the various social functions traditionally merged in the concept of the family, resulting in the possibility of less conventional family constellations and in the need for an ability to navigate the new possibilities. We anticipate that, after so many disruptions, family values based on economic partnership, social protection, and individual sentiments will gradually return, only adapted to a greater diversity of scenarios.

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The process of distancing man from nature was inaugurated a very long time ago, perhaps when he invented fire, or even before that, when he invented the first tools. The [...]

The differentiation between sex and reproduction, characteristic of human beings, is not new. Indeed, if humans have learned to control their fertility, they have never been fully able to control [...]

When anticipations are being regularly published, as is the case of the GEAB, "the future is already here" is a very innocent phrase. Although, it rarely resonates as eloquently as [...]

Build Noah's arks... quickly! As we have seen, there is something eminently Nietzschean about the visions of the future emerging under ​the Anglo-Saxon revolution, in terms of sex, gender, family and [...]

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