Waiting for the White Knight - Strategic Partnership
International Conference 'Humanities and the Contemporary World', 7th - 9th of June 2012, Podgorica, Montenegro
15 Pages Posted: 12 Jun 2012
Date Written: May 31, 2012
In spite of the massive scientific advisory potential that exists worldwide, the World community found itself unprepared when faced with the current financial crisis.
'The world economy is facing a severe challenge, almost certainly the worst one since the depression of the 1930’s. This could be the end of the age of over-emphasising shareholder value, even the end of the consumption society'.
The current economic crisis has largely highjacked the European Union’s agenda and put a stone in the machine of the European Union’s integration process.
The authors aim to raise a number of timely and relevant issues:
Will we continue with the great illusion that the market will sooner-or-later find the right solution? Or:
Are we ready to admit that something else must be done?
Are we ready to admit that the political leadership alone cannot save us?
Could the National Science Academies have a more active role in helping to fight crises and thus protecting the achievements of our Democracies?
The authors aim to provide critical comments and suggestions for early detection of crisis’ emergence.
Keywords: scientific advice, strategic partnership, National Science Academies
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