Tessaleno Devezas

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Tessaleno Devezas
Born (1946-12-04)December 4, 1946
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Residence Covilhã, Portugal
Nationality Portuguese
Fields Physics and Systems Theory and Materials Science
Institutions University of Beira Interior and IADE-Lisbon
Notable awards Elsevier Best Paper Prize (2002)
Silver Kondratieff Medal (2004)[1]
Honorary Member of the International Kondratieff Foundation (2005)
Honor Mention from Elsevier (2006)[citation needed]

Tessaleno Campos Devezas (born 4 December 1946, Rio de Janeiro) is a physicist, systems theorist, and materials scientist known by his contributions to the long waves theory in socioeconomic development, technological evolution, as well as world system analysis.[2]

Awards[edit]

In March 2002 Devezas was honored with the “Elsevier Best Paper Prize 2001”[citation needed] for his paper proposing a model explaining the mechanism underlying the long economic waves (Kondratieff waves) and in 2006 another of his papers (about the growth dynamics of the Internet) received an Honor Mention from Elsevier.[citation needed] In 2004 he was awarded with the Silver Kondratieff Medal[3] by the International N. D. Kondratieff Foundation and the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (RAEN) for his written contributions for the understanding of the Kondratieff waves, and in 2005 he was honored as Honorary Member of the International Kondratieff Foundation.[citation needed]

Selected papers on Socioeconomic Development and Systems Theory[edit]

  • The Biological Determinants of Long Wave Behavior in Socioeconomic Growth and Development, Technological Forecasting and Social Change 68 (2001), pp. 1-57 (with James Corredine).
  • The Nonlinear Dynamics of Technoeconomic Systems: An Informational Interpretation, Technological Forecasting and Social Change 69 (2002), pp. 317-357 (with J. Corredine).
  • Power Law Behavior and World System Evolution: a Millennial Learning Process, LAUR 02-5221, Los Alamos National Laboratory, August 2002. Published in Technological Forecasting and Social Change 70 (2003), pp.819-859 (with G. Modelski).
  • The Growth Dynamics of the Internet and the Long Wave Theory, Technological Forecasting & Social Change 72 (2005), pp.913-935 (with H.A. Linstone e H.J.S. Santos).
  • Evolutionary Theory of Technological Change: State-of-the-Art and New Approaches Technological Forecasting and Social Change 72 (2005) pp. 1137–1152 (special issue on New Horizons and Challenges for Future Oriented Technology Analysis).
  • Evolutionary Theory of Technological Change: Discussion on Missing Points and Promising Approaches IIASA IR-05-49 (20 pages), December 2005.
  • The Portuguese as System Builders in the XVth-XVIth centuries: A Case Study on the Role of Technology in the Evolution of the World System Globalizations 3 (2006) pp. 503–519 (with George Modelski).
  • Political Globalization is Global Political Evolution World Futures 63 (2007) pp. 1–16.
  • Energy Scenarios: Toward a New Energy Paradigm, FUTURES 40 (2008), pp 1-16m(with D. LePoire, J.C.O. Matias e A.M.P. Silva).
  • Crisis, Depressions, Expansions – Global Trends and Secular Analysis, Technological Forecasting and Social Change 77 (2010) pp. 739-761.
  • On phase transitions, catastrophes, and sudden changes, Technological Forecasting and Social Change 77 (2010) pp. 1412-1422.
  • How Many Singularities are Near and How They Disrupt Society, Technological Forecasting and Social Change 78 (2011) 1365-1378 (with C. Magee).
  • Technological Innovation and The Long Wave Theory, Technological Forecasting and Social Change 79 (2012) pp.414-416 (with H. Linstone).
  • The Struggle for Space: Past and Future of the Space Race, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 79(2012) pp.963-985 (with F. Melo, M.C. Salgado, M.L. Gregori, J. Ribeiro and C. Devezas).

Books[edit]

Book Chapters[edit]

  • Long Waves and Warfare: an Enduring Controversy in T.Devezas (Ed.), Kondratieff Waves, Warfare and World Security Prologue, pp. vii-ix, NATO Security Through Science Series, IOS Press, Amsterdam, 2006.
  • The Portuguese as System-builders: Technological innovation in early globalization, in G. Modelski, T. Devezas e W.R. Thompson (Eds), Globalization as Evolutionary Process, Chapter 3, pp. 30–57, Routledge, London, December 2007 (with G. Modelski).
  • The Evolutionary Trajectory of the World System toward an Age of Transition, in W.R. Thompson (Ed), Systemic Transitions Chapter 11, pp. 223–240, Palgrave MacMillan, New York, January 2009.
  • The Emergence of Modern Terrorism, in T.Devezas (Ed.), Kondratieff Waves, Warfare and World Security, pp. 245-252, NATO Security Through Science Series, IOS Press, Amsterdam, 2006 (with H.J.S. Santos).
  • A New Approach to Globalization, in G. Modelski, T. Devezas e W.R. Thompson (Eds), Globalization as Evolutionary Process, Introduction, pp. 1-8, Routledge, London, December 2007. (with G. Modelski e W.R. Thompson).
  • The growth of the Internet, long waves, and global change, in G. Modelski, T. Devezas e W.R. Thompson (Eds), Globalization as Evolutionary Process, Chapter 14, pp. 310-335, Routledge, London, December 2007 (with H.A. Linstone e H.J.S. Santos).
  • World system processes: An evolutionary approach, to be published in UNESCO’s Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems, in World System History, Ed. by G. Modelski and R.A. Denemark (with G. Modelski).

References[edit]

  1. ^ The International N. D. Kondratieff Foundation (In Russian)(Accessed Nov 2010)
  2. ^ Linstone, Harold: "Technological Forecasting & Social Change", 73(2),(2006), pp. 112
  3. ^ The International N. D. Kondratieff Foundation
  4. ^ Linstone, Harold A. (2007) Book Review of Kondratieff Waves, Warfare and World Security.Tessaleno C. Devezas, Editor, IOS Press, Amsterdam (2006), Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 74, Issue 1, January 2007, Pages 113-116