Understanding Calamity Impact As Evolutionary Global Innovation Trends
Thursday, 14 July 2016: 16:15
Location: Hörsaal 34 (Main Building)
The current age is a bifurcation between development and calamity and social scientists are more and more in troubles to draw distinctions between threats and opportunities. This paper copes with the epistemological and methodological frames to select the scale and use of data sets to let research be focused on the differences which really make the difference in shaping the key global challenges of our times and evolve viable systemic policy models to improve the governance toolkit for high complexity scenarios for example about technological high speed changes , demographic increase, reconfiguration of knowledge making and diffusion, the shaping of evolutionary strategies
The starting point is Sorokin’s famous list of traits featuring societies in calamity to use it as a standard to assess our age positioning in the bifurcation through the nonlinear and chaotic trends of evolutionary complexity in global change.