Элитный консенсус и экономическое развитие региона: опыт Республики Татарстан
In the context of Russia’s need to make a transition towards a new developmental model and in light of the international experience suggesting that advanced regions within large economies countries could become the primary drivers of national growth, this article analyzes the developmental model that has been shaping up in the Republic of Tatarstan (RT). In Russia, since the mid-2000s, this model has been considered as an example of "best practice". We identify the main characteristics and stages in the evolution of the RT developmental model, as well as highlight its strengths and limitations using the SWOT-analysis technique. The article points out that consolidation of the interests of major regional elite groups and their consensus regarding the priorities for regional development have been important comparative advantages of Tatarstan. The prospects for formation in the RT of a "catch-up" developmental model similar to ones in the successful countries of Southeast Asia will depend upon the extent to which the current Tatarstan’s elite could find a consolidated response to the new challenges confronting the RT recently.