Title:  Power, Leadership and Complexity in memory of António Gouveia Portela

Price: 20.00€

ISBN:  978-989-8481-46-7

Dimensões: 20 cm × 160 cm × 240 cm

Peso: 300 g

Data:  2015


Número de Páginas:  264

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This book is concerned with power, by focussing on empowerment, social behaviour, communication, strategy, interaction, foreign relations, and the landscapes of meaning. The nature of power, and how to use it, was deliberately not addressed. Our questioning covers also leadership and complexity, as it occurs during a specific period of unhappy times where a multitude of crises interact to provoke considerable damage on employment, quality of life, sovereignty, positive attitudes, national pride and honour.


JOÃO CARAÇA obtained the D. Phil. in Nuclear Physics at the University of Oxford (1973) and the Agregação in Physics at the University of Lisbon (1974).

He is Director of the Delegation in France of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. He has been Director of the Science Department of the Foundation since 1988. He integrates the Steering Committee of the European Forum on Philanthropy and Research. As Full Professor of Science and Technology Policy at the Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão of the Universidade de Lisboa he coordinated the M.Sc. Course on Economics and Management of Science, Technology and Innovation. He has been member of EFFLA (the European Forum of Forward Looking Activities).

HELDER COELHO is a Member of the University of Lisbon Doctoral Mind-Brain College. Retired full professor of Artificial Intelligence (UL, from August, 1995-2014) at the Department of Informatics of the Faculty of Sciences (FCUL). Effective member of the National Academy of Engineering of Portugal and ECCAI fellow. Electronics Engineer (IST, 1961-68), Ph. D. in Artificial Intelligence (University of Edinburgh, 1980), Specialist in Informatics (LNEC, 1980), Aggregation in Mathematics (UTL, 1988).

One of the founders of Artificial Intelligence and Complexity Science in Portugal. He was director of the FCUL R&D Units LabMAC and LabMAg, Centro de Ciências da Complexidade (1995-2003) of UL, president of Instituto de Ciências da Complexidade (2004-07), and one of organisers of the Annual Arrábida Workshop on Complexity (2001- ).


IMMANUEL WALLERSTEIN, born in New York in 1930, is a renowned sociologist and scholar. Educated at the University of Columbia, formerly director of the Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems and Civilizations, and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Binghamton University, he is now Senior Research Scholar at Yale University. He has been President of the International Sociological Association between 1994 and 1998 and Chairman of the Gulbenkian Commission on the Restructuring of the Social Sciences. He authored, namely, ‘The Modern World-System’ and ‘Unthinking Social Science’.

JOSÉ CASTRO CALDAS is a researcher at CES where he is a member of the of the research group on Science, Economy and Society, of the Observatory on Crisis and Alternatives and of the Risk Observatory. He was previously assistant professor at the Economics Department of ISCTE and researcher at DINÂMIA. He graduated in Economics and concluded a Master in Mathematics Applied to Economics and Management at ISEG and a PhD in Economics at ISCTE. His present main research interests include personal and collective deliberation, institutional economics and the history of economics.

SANDRO MENDONÇA is Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics of ISCTE Business School. He also teaches and supervises at the doctoral programs of the Southern Medical University (Guanghzou) and the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (Chengdu). His academic research and policy advice work has focused mostly on the economics of innovation and industrial policy. He his scientific Manager of “Science and Society” at CYTED, The Ibero-American Program for Science and Technology, and member of the board of Obercom, the Portuguese media watch. He is a German Marshall Fund Fellow since 2012 and was nominated a “European Young Leader” by the Friends of Europe Foundation in 2015.

ANDRÉ LEVY teaches at ISPA-University Institute, in Lisbon, Portugal. He obtained his PhD in Ecology and Evolution, from Stony Brook University (New York, USA), in 2004, for his research on evolution plant resistance to multiple herbivorous insects and fungal pathogens. Since then he has done research at ISPA on the evolution of marine and freshwater fish, and various topics on the history and philosophy of evolutionary biology.

ANTÓNIO FONSECA is currently information analyst at Polícia Judiciária, was a software developer at Ministério das Finanças, a product engineer at Alcatel Portugal, was guest professor at Escola Náutica Infante Dom Henrique, an R&D engineer at FRAEP SA Fábrica de Aparelhagem de Precisão e Electrónica de Potência and technician at TLP Telefones de Lisboa e Porto. He holds a PhD in Complex Systems Science by ISCTE-IUL and Faculdade de Ciências de Lisboa and a degree in Electronics and Telecommunications by Instituto Superior Técnico. His main research interests are Information Theory, Philosophy of Information, (SNA) Social Network Analysis, Multi-Agent Simulation new Internet phenomena and Economic Complexity.

JORGE LOUÇÃ is Professor at the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL). His PhD is in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Paris-Dauphine and the University of Lisbon. He coordinates The Observatorium research team and his research interests concern modeling complex social systems through intensive data collection and analysis. Jorge Louçã is concerned by organising the Complex Systems research community, namely regarding the conferences in Complex Systems (ECCS and CCS), and the CS Curriculum Working Group of the Complex Systems Society. He recently I participated in the creation of the UNESCO Unitwin network for the Complex Systems Digital Campus, involving institutions from Africa, Latin America and Europe.

CRISTIANO CASTELFRANCHI is a Professor of "Cognitive Sciences" at the University of Siena (retired); Professor of Psychology & Economics, LUISS Univ. Rome. Director of the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies of the National Research Council, in Roma (since june 2011). Cognitive scientist active in the Multi-Agent Systems, the Social Simulation, and the Cognitive Science communities. Award as “fellows” of the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence, for “Pioneering work in the field”, August 2003. Invited speaker at IJCAI'97; invited speaker at Cognitive Science European Conference. More than 200 conference and journal articles on cognitive, computational and formal-theoretical models of social interaction and social mind. 10 books in Italian. H-idex 53

JOSÉ CARMO is Full Professor at the Faculty of Exact Sciences and Engineering of the University of Madeira (UMa). He was Chairman of the Mathematics Department (2000-2003), of the Mathematics and Engineering Department (2003-2006) and of the Competence Center of Exact Sciences and Engineering (2009-2011), was member of the General Council (2008-2012) and is Rector of UMa since April 2013. Develops research in Applied Logic and in particular in the area of modal logic and its applications in Computing Science.

PAULO TRIGO is a Professor at the Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa (ISEL). He is the coordinator of the Master course on Engineering of Multimedia and Communication Networks at ISEL. He is a member of the Biosystems & Integrative Sciences Institute (BioISI) FCT Research Centre. His research interests are in the fields of Distributed Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Multi-Agent Systems, Simulation and Decision-Making and the Semantic Web approaches.

FRANCISCO COELHO is Auxiliar Professor at the Sciences and Technology School of the University of Évora (UÉ). He studies probabilistic reasoning and agent deliberation.

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