Call for Abstracts for WCSA 7th WORLD CONFERENCE 'Governing Turbulence: Risks and Opportunities in the Complexity Age' Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 5 & 6 January 2017.

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.

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