The article is devoted to the problems of identification of the political elite and its structure, and peculiarities of institutionalization. This study has experience of case stady - a regional case. The process of elite construction in the Lipetsk region has a number of similar features with elite construction in other constituent entities of the Russian Federation, taking into account the current political conjuncture. At the same time, elite construction in the Lipetsk region has its own specific features. It is in this subjective factor that the main riddle of elite design, which connects with the acting head of the administration of the Lipetsk region, disappears. In general, the characteristic features of the political elite in the composition of interest groups of the political elite and their role in the process of forming the administrative elite are revealed. The patterns of behavior of sub-regional political elites in power are noted. A conclusion is drawn about the main trends in the formation of elites at the present stage in a separate region of Russia.
In article new approach to project ecologically analysis of investment projects at a stage of ecological screening which main objective is determination of degree of compliance of the investment projects which are available in base to ecological criteria and establishment of their priority is offered. This approach consists in the formal description of semistructured results of expert evaluations of investment projects from the point of view of their ecological appeal, creation on this basis of economicmathematical models and their inclusion in process of the project and ecological analysis. In aspect of implementation of this approach by authors the complex of the economic-mathematical models allowing to formalize and accumulate knowledge of professional experts based on application of a mathematical apparatus of indistinct algebra and fuzzy logic is constructed. The model makes assessment of conformity of investment projects to ecological criteria on the basis of classification by extent of impact on the environment, and also on the basis of ecological criteria of the investor
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.