Потенциал ближнего Севера: экономика, экология, сельские поселения. К 15-летию Угорского проекта: коллективная научная монография / сост. и под ред. Н.Е.Покровского и Т.Г.Нефедовой.
The results of a comprehensive study of the socio-economic, socio-geographical, ecological, socio-cultural and demographic processes occurring in Near North European part of Russia. The current state of urban and rural areas, the problem of the crisis of agriculture, power dynamics, natural attrition and migration, the ways of adaptation to the new socio-economic conditions of the past twenty years. The problems of business development and the role of urban summer residents in the preservation of dying villages, especially info-communication and media consumption of rural residents. The questions of biodiversity, natural and social capital of the region, the provision of ecosystem services. Possibilities of recreational use of the Trans-Volga and development of ecological tourism. The controversy over the impact of globalization on the rural economy and society, a trend towards the revival of economic and social archaism. Particular attention is paid to the analysis of the situation in the area Manturovsky Kostroma region, and especially in Ugory-Leontiev rural settlement, which became the main testing ground for interdisciplinary research "Ugory project."
For an objective assessment and prediction of the actual processes taking place in the Middle North, need to see broad panoramas and further prospects of a global trend in which the Near North necessarily built - with more or less success. These trends in the world, despite their apparent distance from the local rural communities and small towns penetrate into local life, modifying it from within. This is the general logic of social change in the world. "Cell" structure of society (small community, everyday practices, traditional and new values, personal biographies of people) is not isolated from the highest levels of the social system. "Cells" carry a large reflection and logic processes. Economic relations, trade (international brands), migration (circulation of the population), information communications (cellular, Internet, satellite TV) - all in one form or another goes to each, arbitrarily small "cell" of society, modifying it. In this sense, trends in world development most directly refracted in reflections of small, local communities. However, the course of globalization has demonstrated a much more complex picture of social change in the world and in some communities: a modernization, linear upward trend appeared not the only brighter processes manifest themselves counter-modernization, counter-globalization and archaism.