DEVELOPMENT OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND CHALLENGES OF THE SOCIETIES IN TRANSITION: THE CASE OF KOSOVO

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Ferdi Kamberi
Arianit Abazi

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The development of new technologies is considered a revolution because it has interconnected micro and macro cultures, has influenced socio-economic developments, and is gradually transferring our social life to the virtual one. Today, life without information technology is unimaginable and every communication is done through new technologies. On the other hand, the privacy and misuse of personal data are directly endangering personal freedom. The Balkan countries are as well part of this technological development but are also heavily challenged by different unidentified risks. Kosovo has a young population and is considered to have the youngest population in Europe. About 96.4% of households have access to the internet. This paper aims to analyze the development of new technologies in societies in transition, especially in Kosovo, the challenges, the issue of privacy, and the future of information technology. The methodology applied within this paper is the study of literature and the development of qualitative research. The findings demonstrate that Kosovo has quickly embraced information technology, digitized its public services, and installed some of the region's most cutting-edge technologies, such as 3D printers, but it is also highly vulnerable to cyber-attacks.

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Kamberi, F. ., & Abazi, A. . (2021). DEVELOPMENT OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND CHALLENGES OF THE SOCIETIES IN TRANSITION: THE CASE OF KOSOVO. Journal of Liberty and International Affairs, 7, 48-64. https://doi.org/10.47305/JLIA2137148k
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Ferdi Kamberi, University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina” – Prishtina, Kosovo

Ferdi Kamberi is a PhD candidate at the University of Prishtina, a member of the Association of Sociologists of Kosovo. He works at the Ministry of the Local Government Administration. Certified in the USAID & AUK - R.I.T program related to Public Policy Development and Leadership and Trainer certified by KIPA & GIZ in the Design and Management of Public Policy of European Integration. He published several scientific articles with impact factors in international and regional journals and author of the books "The Fundamentalism of the Great Monotheistic Religions and Globalism”, 2016 and “The Dilemmas of Transition”, 2019. His research interests include the sociology of religion, media, community development, and local governance.

Arianit Abazi, University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina” – Prishtina, Kosovo

Arianit Abazi has a Master’s Degree on International Relations at the University of Prishtina. He works at the Ministry of the Local Government Administration.Certified in Executive Leadership Education program by United States Military Academy, certified by Diplomatic Academy in different fields, such as Cyber Security, Protocol and Etiquette etc.His research interest include philosophy of religion, media, public diplomacy and local governance.

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