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In the face of increasing failures, comments attributed to Albert Einstein loom large: “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” There is a pervasive feeling that any attempt to make sense of the current terrain of complex systems must involve thinking outside the box and originating unconventional approaches that integrate organizational, managerial, social, political, cultural, and human aspects and their interactions.
This textbook offers research-based models and tools for diagnosing and predicting the behavior of complex techno-socio-economic systems in the domain of critical infrastructures, key resources, key assets and the open bazaar of space, undersea, and below-ground systems. These models exemplify emblematic models in physics, within which the critical infrastructures, as well as society itself and its paraphernalia, share the profile of many-body systems featuring cooperative phenomena and phase transitions – the latter usually felt as disruptive occurrences.
The book and its models focus on the analytics of real-life-business actors, including policy-makers, financiers and insurers, industry managers, and emergency responders.

Table of Contents

Frontmatter

The Foundations of the Wellbeing

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Chapter 1. Critical Infrastructures, Key Resources, and Key Assets

Adrian V. Gheorghe, Dan V. Vamanu, Polinpapilinho F. Katina, Roland Pulfer

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Chapter 2. Governance Vulnerability Facets

Adrian V. Gheorghe, Dan V. Vamanu, Polinpapilinho F. Katina, Roland Pulfer

Governance Modeling, Simulation, and Visualization

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Chapter 3. A Physical Analogy for Resilience and Vulnerability

Adrian V. Gheorghe, Dan V. Vamanu, Polinpapilinho F. Katina, Roland Pulfer

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Chapter 4. System of Systems Governance

Adrian V. Gheorghe, Dan V. Vamanu, Polinpapilinho F. Katina, Roland Pulfer

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Chapter 5. Use of Cellular Automata in Assessment of Risk and Vulnerability

Adrian V. Gheorghe, Dan V. Vamanu, Polinpapilinho F. Katina, Roland Pulfer

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Chapter 6. Nuclear Reactors Vulnerability Assessment—A Generic Model

Adrian V. Gheorghe, Dan V. Vamanu, Polinpapilinho F. Katina, Roland Pulfer

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Chapter 7. Emerging Space Treats and Satellites

Adrian V. Gheorghe, Dan V. Vamanu, Polinpapilinho F. Katina, Roland Pulfer

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Chapter 8. Managerial Vulnerability Assessment Models

Adrian V. Gheorghe, Dan V. Vamanu, Polinpapilinho F. Katina, Roland Pulfer

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Chapter 9. Airborne Emissions and Territorial Vulnerability Assessment

Adrian V. Gheorghe, Dan V. Vamanu, Polinpapilinho F. Katina, Roland Pulfer

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Chapter 10. System Resilience Governance

Adrian V. Gheorghe, Dan V. Vamanu, Polinpapilinho F. Katina, Roland Pulfer

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Chapter 11. Dynamic Capability Model

Adrian V. Gheorghe, Dan V. Vamanu, Polinpapilinho F. Katina, Roland Pulfer

Working Examples

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Chapter 12. Processing Switzerland

Adrian V. Gheorghe, Dan V. Vamanu, Polinpapilinho F. Katina, Roland Pulfer

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Chapter 13. Vulnerability Analysis and Swiss Reduction—Building a Framework for Ranking Solutions

Adrian V. Gheorghe, Dan V. Vamanu, Polinpapilinho F. Katina, Roland Pulfer

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Chapter 14. The Case for Sihl Dam

Adrian V. Gheorghe, Dan V. Vamanu, Polinpapilinho F. Katina, Roland Pulfer

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Chapter 15. Urban Area Vulnerability Assessment: Cellular Automaton Approach to Airflow Dispersion in Complex Terrains

Adrian V. Gheorghe, Dan V. Vamanu, Polinpapilinho F. Katina, Roland Pulfer

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Chapter 16. Vulnerability of a Regional Economy in a Global Competition

Adrian V. Gheorghe, Dan V. Vamanu, Polinpapilinho F. Katina, Roland Pulfer

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Chapter 17. The Postface—Toward Space, Undersea, and Belowground Governance

Adrian V. Gheorghe, Dan V. Vamanu, Polinpapilinho F. Katina, Roland Pulfer

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