Annual Conference


GOVERNING TURBULENCE – Risk and Opportunities in the Complexity Age.

January 5th-6th, 2016, RIO DE JANEIRO

In the last decades, globalization has much increased for all social actors in terms of opportunities of knowledge, education, communication and financial profits.
However, at the same time, the level of uncertainty has extremely raised, especially due to the enormous amount of cheap information that is available at any moment. Frequently an overload of information lead to risk, but also it makes difficult to foresee possible consequences of any decision, therefore, in such conditions many variables should be taken into consideration. It affects all spheres of social life: economic, social and political; as well as every level of decision making, from single individuals to local policy implementation, strategic managements of big organizations both public and private, national or even supranational. Due to the fact that complexity is common to diverse milieus the best strategy to deal with uncertainty is to share knowledge from different domains beyond the disciplinarian and scientific borders.
This conference welcomes scientists from any sphere: politicians, business people, etc., to present their researches and experiences on decision-making aimed to develop systemic, multidisciplinary sets of notions, ideas and best practices.

List of keywords and key themes for ABSTRACT SUBMISSION:
1. The role of macro-sociology in the contemporary world
2. Value neutrality
3. System theory
4. System epistemology
5. Global challenges
6. Decision making and systemics
7. Business
8. Investments
9. Social policies
10. Public policies
11. City and urban policies
12. Individualism and collectivism
13. Social and economic development
14. Agenda setting
15. Policy modeling
16. Policy making
17. Constructionism
18. Constructivism
19. Law Studies
20. Governance
21. Political science and government studies
22. Shareholding, stakeholding policies and strategies
23. Environment, ecology
24. Energy policies