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World Complexity Science Academy Book Series

ISSN No: 2514-2593
Series Editor(s):
Andrea Pitasi
André Folloni
Massimiliano Ruzzeddu

Series Description

The WCSA book series is devoted to sociological works that are based upon Complexity and Systemic theories.

The series reflects the conviction of WCSA that, in these turbulent times, Complexity theories are the best scientific tools to seize the incertitude and the ignorance that affect both social scientist and social actors in their everyday lives.

The series welcomes books that consist of either epistemological works or researches on specific subjects. The epistemic works will boost the recently neglected debate on the nature and the potentialities of Complexity theories. Furthermore, through this series WCSA aims to valorize Luhmann’s scientific legacy and continue his epistemic and sociological work.

The researches will be both theoretical and empirical, and will analyze specific social phenomena through the complex and systemic tools.

WCSA book series will aim to publish between 3-5 books each year.

The scientific board members for the series are as follows:

Emanuela del Re - University Niccolò Cusano, Rome Italy
Gandolfo Dominici - University of Palermo, Italy
Edith Fabò - ELTE University, Budapest Hungary
Emilia Ferone- Gabriele d'Annunzio University, Pescara Italy
Andrè Folloni - Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba Brasil
Alex Laszlo - Director of Doctoral Program in Leadership and Systemic Innovation at Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Amber Narro - Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond USA
Andrea Pitasi - Gabriele d'Annunzio University, Pescara Italy
Massimiliano Ruzzeddu - University Niccolò Cusano, Rome Italy
Alfredo Spilzinger - Lord of Brownsel. Chairman Executive Board- Santa Fe Associates. USA
Jiří Šubrt - Sociology at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic

Editor(s) Biography

Andrea Pitasi ( and is professor of Sociology of Law at the D’Annunzio University , Chieti-Pescara Italy. He is a member of the Board of Nominors of the Inamori Foundation, Tokyo, Japan and currently honorary advisor of ECREA and President of WCSA , HIC and Eurocitizen. His scientific publications include about 15 books and 90 articles in scholarly journals and book chapters.

André Folloni is Associate Professor in the Master's and Doctoral Law Program at Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná in Curitiba, Brazil, and CCO of WCSA. His scientific works focus on Complexity theories and its applications in Tax Law. He has also authored works in legal theory, epistemology and legal philosophy.

Massimiliano Ruzzeddu is Tenured Researcher in Sociology at University Niccolò Cusano in Rome and Vice-scientific director of WCSA. His scientific works focus on Systemic and Complexity Theories and their use in the sociological research. He has also authored works in social theory, political sociology and sociology of communication.

Series Titles

Digitalization, Economic Development and Social Equality

This book represents one of the outcomes of the World Complexity Science Academy (WCSA) Conference held in Rome in the Autumn of 2018, titled “Turbulent Convergence”. It reflects the fruitful discussions developed by a number of papers presented at the event by scholars from several different countries. In particular, the volume re...

Governing Turbulence, Risk and Opportunities in the Complexity Age

The book is composed of several articles that explore complexity in its most varied aspects. The solution of contemporary problems, whatever they may be, requires a multifaceted vision, far beyond the reductionist perspective. The study of complex systems, however, does not have the capacity to offer ready answers to the challenges...

Inventing the Future in an Age of Contingency

In a world where communication and language are not as divisive as they once were, we are experiencing a convergence unlike any other. Through technology and a broadening of our cultural understanding, we are opening doors and closing communication borders. While it is easier to adapt to and enter each other’s worlds, still we must...

Redesigning Worldwide Connections

In the next twenty years, the convergence of robotics, informatics, nano-bio-technologies, genetics, information technologies, and cognitive sciences will have a significant impact on society. This convergence will lead to a revolution in the way that science, health, energy, resources, production, consumption and environment are c...

Systemic Actions in Complex Scenarios

What is the contribution of General System Theory to the macro-level understanding of economic, social and technological changes in our epoch from a multidimensional perspective? What is the contribution of Social Action Theory on a micro-scale? Can complex scenario analyses, although based upon uncertainty and unpredictability, of...