1. The programming approach, as futuristic decision and rational utopia
2. The programming approach and the old, unresolved debate of the `decision theory'
3. The programming approach as collective decision-and-action centered analysis (and the `planning theory' movement)
4. The programming approach and the mainstream economic `general theory'
5. The `programming approach'and the Management Sciences
6. The programming approach, the `theory of reflexivity', the crisis of economics and the future of `global capitalism' (The peculiar contribution of George Soros)
7. Toward a new worldwide strategic and systemic methodology of planning
8. The measures of performance (public and privat, economic and social, natonal and globals)
Professor Franco Archibugi is the Founder and Chairman of the Planning Studies Centre in Rome, Italy. Prior to this he taught economics at the University of Florence, Italy and planning at the Universities of Calabria, Palermo, and Naples, Italy. He studied history and philosophy at the Universities of Rome and Heidelberg, and economics at the London School of Economics. He is the author of many books and papers on socio-economic, environmental and urban planning published in Italian, English and other languages.