Prospective Modernization of the Far Eastern Federal District Regions
The paper discusses general condition and main features of modernization in the Far Eastern Federal District, its pace and types of dynamics, basing on the analysis of Russian Federal State Statistics Service data and indices calculated by the Center for Study of Sociocultural Change (CSSC) of the Institute of Philosophy, RAS. Special attention is paid to socioeconomic and socio-cultural components of modernization through analysis of the data of social research available for this macro-region. The study is performed in accordance with methodology of the research project of the CSSC, "Social and cultural modernization and consolidation of regional communities" (project's director is RAS corresponding member N.I. Lapin).
This article is talking about state management and cultural policy, their nature and content in term of the new tendency - development of postindustrial society. It mentioned here, that at the moment cultural policy is the base of regional political activity and that regions can get strong competitive advantage if they are able to implement cultural policy successfully. All these trends can produce elements of new economic development.
The object of study of this paper is a regional economic system which is complex, dynamic and developable by nature. The reproduction of material wealth necessary for the region is provided in the process of functioning of the above system through the interaction between the combinations of subjective (personal) and objective (material) elements, thereby meeting regional environmental and economic needs.
A comparative study of the course of development of Ukraine and Belorussia can contribute greatly to understanding the regularities of historical evolution of the Eastern part of Europe, in particular to the alternatives of nation-building. It’s necessary to consider Ukrainian-Belorussian parallels in the regional context, taking into account the influence of various factors. Comparative approach is also fruitful in researching the past and present state of historical science of the two neighboring countries.
Volume is devoted to the problems of regional development of Russia. The issues of structuring of sociogeographi- cal space of our country, the most important factors and the latest trends of its regional development, differentiation between Russian regions by a variety of socioeconomic, demographic, ecological parameters, as well as key issues of re¬gional policy in Russia are considered. Particular attention is paid to identifying the specifics of the Russian regions (from macro-regions to federal subjects), with emphasis on the analysis of regional problems and concrete complex situations.