"Университетите и научните изследвания в обществото на знанието през XXI век - алтернативи за Балканските страни" [Universities and Scientific Researches in the Development of Knowledge-Based Society in the 21th Century: Alternatives for the Balkan Countries]


Бузов, Вихрен (2017) "Университетите и научните изследвания в обществото на знанието през XXI век - алтернативи за Балканските страни" [Universities and Scientific Researches in the Development of Knowledge-Based Society in the 21th Century: Alternatives for the Balkan Countries] Balkan Syntheses, Journal for Social Issues, Culture and Regional Development,Vol. III, N 2, 2016, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Nis, Serbia, pp.23-45, ISSN 2406 - 1190


 Vihren Buzov UNIVERSITIES AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF KNOWLEDGE-BASED SOCIETY IN THE ХХIth CENTURY: ALTERNATIVES FOR THE BALKAN COUNTRIES Summary: The role of knowledge and scientific research as factors in achieving intensive regional development and overcoming divergences in it are considered in the paper. Today creation of knowledgebased society is defined as a key objective of the EU and the years until the end of the second decade of the 21th century are of decisive character in this way. The inability of the knowledge society to establish itself as a global one following the present existing neoliberal project of development is one of the most important its limitations. The worldwide rivalry in the fields of sciences and innovations is even more intense than the rivalry in the control over the natural resources. The production of innovations is very expensive, but it gives a huge advantage in all areas to anyone who can do it. At present the Balkan countries are completely excluded from this process. Two competing projects of development of knowledge-based society are analyzed in the paper. The first project can be called corporate – it assumes wealth distribution of the knowledge economy in favor of big corporations and rich countries. The vast majority of people and the poorer countries in the EU remain permanently in its periphery. The realization of this trend is a dominant trend in the development of the EU today. The alternative project can be called social knowledge society – it can be based on human solidarity and fair distribution of the wealth of the knowledge economy. It implies an equal access to the benefits of education and scientific and technological achievements. To succeed, this project requires combined efforts of the governments of the poorer countries in the EU, especially these in the Central and South-Eastern Europe, and the organizations of civil society. For our Balkan countries other existing option is to follow the development of a new alternative model of economic development of the BRICS countries and especially Russia and China. This project will allow investments and intensive development in the poorest regions of the world and their inclusion in the knowledge-based society. Europe and the EU are about to lose the global race today their historical domination (the domination of “the West”) achieved after the scientific revolution in XVIIIth century and the global capitalist expansion. Some difficult problems and issues of formation of R&D policies of Bulgaria are critically considered.
  Студия
 knowledge based society, universities, alternative models of development


Хуманитарни науки Философия
Социални, стопански и правни науки Политически науки

Humanities Philosophy
Social sciences, economic sciences and law Political Sciences

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 Вихрен Бузов

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