Risk and Opportunities in the Complexity Age


In the last decades, globalization has increased greatly 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 rapidly increased, mainly due to the enormous amount of cheap information that is available at any moment. Frequently, an overload of information leads to risk, and it also makes it 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.

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