Comparative Analysis of Regional Development of Northern Territories

  •  Andrey G. Shelomentsev    
  •  Olga A. Kozlova    
  •  Zhanna A. Mingaleva    
  •  Yelena B. Bedrina    
  •  Tatyana V. Terentyeva    


The analysis of northern regional development on the basis of the synthesis of comparative research andhistorical method is carried out in the article. The study of social and economic system enables us to understandbetter the roles of factors and methods of the governmental control of regional development as well as theirposition in social and economic and geopolitical aspect.The northern regions of such countries as Russia (Kamchatka Krai), Canada (Yukon), the USA (Alaska), Japan(Hokkaido), and Iceland and Greenland were chosen as an object of research. All these regions play astrategically significant role in social and economic development of own countries and have climatic similarities.The determination of common features of regional social and economic modeling makes it possible to comparethe development of regions, having the same climatic, economic and geopolitical conditions but different levelsof economic activityThere is the statistics generalization, characterizing various activities of regions, including structure of economy,its infrastructure supply, demographical situation, and financial sphere, that enables to see the features ofnational models of regional economies development. It is also proved that ignoring the actual connectionbetween regional system elements and external and internal factors leads to loosing historical and social andeconomic basis in research.

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