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"FEDERALIZM" #1 (65) 2012



Programme-based budgeting in the strategic planning system of russia

The Accounts Chamber of Russia undertook the assessment of practical measures aimed at improving budget expenditures efficiency during the period up to 2012. The article analyzes the results of this assessment. The author reveals major reasons for lower efficiency of budget expenditures. He raises the issue of the interconnection between the quality of programme-based budgeting and the quality of strategic planning of Russias economic development.

Keywords: budget expenditures, government programmes, public services, municipal services, programme-based budgeting, strategic planning, the Accounts Chamber of Russia

GOREGLYAD Valeriy Pavlovich, Dr. Sc. (Econ.), auditor of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation e-mail:


Estimation problems of activities efficiency of executive authorities of subjects of russian federation

The article analyzes methodological foundation and practical application of estimations system of efficiency of activities of Russian Federation subjects executive authorities. The paper outlines the drawbacks of such estimations and contains offers, aimed at reforming their system and supplementing it with the results of independent monitoring of public opinion.

Keywords: budgetary expenditures, executive authorities, distribution of powers in sphere of public governing, subjects of Federation, economic estimations, efficiency

BUKHVALD Evgeny Moiseevich, Dr. Sc. (Econ.), Professor, Head of the sector of regional policy and local self-government, Center for the economy of federal relations, Institute of Economics, RAS e-mail:



Regional scenario forecasting

Methodological principals of scenarios forecast for a big economic region, which were realized in forecasting the Russian Far East development till 2030, are reviewed. The forecast logic and scenarios constructing methods are analyzed. Scenarios of the Russian Far East development till 2030 on the basis of interrelation of national, international and regional conditions are presented.

Keywords: Far East, long-term forecast, concept, scenarios, strategies

MINAKIR Pavel Aleksandrovich, Academician, RAS, Director, Economic Research Institute, Far East Branch, RAS e-mail:
DEMYANENKO Alexander Nikolaevich, Dr. Sc. (Geograph.), professor, chief researcher, Economic Research Institute, Far East Branch, RAS e-mail:


Development of economic space of the Russian Federation on a basis of cluster principles

Tendencies and problems of development of economic space of the Russian Federation are considered. Special attention is paid to transition to a new model of spatial development combining state support of a territorial skeleton of the centers of concentration of economic growth with active application of clusters as market institutes of spatial development of Russian regions economy.

Keywords: clusters, regional cluster policy, polycentrism, economic space

TATARKIN Aleksandr Ivanovich, Dr. Sc. (Econ.), Professor, Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Director of the Institute of Economics, the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences e-mail:
LAVRIKOVA Yulia Georgievna, Dr. Sc. (Econ.), Deputy Director of the Institute of Economics, the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences e-mail:
VYSOKINSKY Alexander Gennadievich, Cand. Sc. (Econ.), Ekaterinburg City Administration Deputy Mayor on strategic planning, economy and finance e-mail:



Present status and prospects of institutions of regional development

The paper considers the problem of organizing regional development institutions, examines the adequacy of proposals for so-called regional development agencies. The author summarizes the experience of managing development institutions in Russian regions, concludes that there is a need to improve the quality of executable functions of planning and preparation of analytical solutions at the regional level of government.

Keywords: regional development, planning, institutional intermediary, development programs

SUKHAREV Oleg Sergeevich, Dr. Sc. (Econ.), professor, leading scientific researcher, Institute of Economics, RAS, professor, Financial University under the Government of RF e-mail:


Monitoring of the socio-economic situation of a region

The article reviews the authors methods for monitoring socio-economic situation in a region. Both the theory and the empirical results on the example of Moscow and Moscow region are presented. The consistency of the results obtained by different methods on different data is demonstrated.

Keywords: differentiation, population income, commuting, rating approach, regional economics, spatial economics

SHITOVA Yulia Yurievna, Dr. Sc. (Econ.), professor of the chair of economics, International University Dubna e-mail:
SHITOV Yury Aleksandrovich, Cand. Sc. (Phys.-math.), associate professor of the chair of economics, International University Dubna e-mail:


Nataliya ZVEREVA

Demography of modern Russia: continuity of development or catching up modernization?

The article analyzes the condition of modern demographic science in Russia. Basic directions of demographic research, scientific and educational organizations working in this area are specified. It is shown that the major part of scientific heritage of the Russian (Soviet) demography has not been called-for.

Keywords: Demography, population problems, demographic optimum, demographic policy

ZVEREVA Nataliya Viktorovna, Dr. Sc. (Econ.), Professor of the chair of population, Department of Economics, Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov e-mail:


Features of modernization in terms of industrialization and liberal reforms

From the standpoint of historical experience, the article examines the organizational features of the formation of economic policy in the transformation of the national economy. The results of public actions in the early stages of industrialization and privatization reforms in the 1990s are analyzed. Possible regulatory mechanisms for modernization of the economy are offered.

Keywords: debate, foreign equipment, investments, human resources, modernization, business, manufacturing, industry, government, economic policies

BELOZEROVA Stalina Mikhailovna, Dr. Sc. (Econ.), leading scientific researcher, Laboratory of social and labor relations, Institute of Economics, RAS e-mail:

Valentina MUZYCHUK

Should Russia finance national culture?

This paper is devoted to the problems of public support for the arts and culture in Russia. The basic contradictions of the countrys cultural policy are presented in the article. The attention is focused on the transformation of mechanisms of financial support for the arts and culture.

Keywords: budget reform, public support for the arts and culture, cultural policy, funding for the arts and culture, cultural economics

MUZYCHUK Valentina Yurievna, Cand. Sc. (Econ.), Head of the Sector of social sphere efficiency, Institute of Economics, RAS e-mail:


The problems of functioning and directions of the local government development

The article includes the results of the five-year long reformation of the local government institution. It is based on the surveys of the heads of local governments of the Vologda region and shows the achievements and challenges of the process. The article suggests the directions of local government development.

Keywords: municipalities, priorities, development, reforms

USKOVA Tamara Vitalievna, Dr. Sc. (Econ.), head of the department of social and economic development and management in territorial systems, Institute of Socio-Economic Development of Territories, RAS e-mail:
GUTNIKOVA Elena Alexandrovna, Junior Researcher, the department of social and economic development and management in territorial systems, Institute of Socio-Economic Development of Territories, RAS e-mail:



The methodology for the redistribution of powers in the federal system

The article is devoted to the introduction of practical methods of the applied systems analysis in the methodological support for redistribution of powers in contemporary Russia. The author analyzes the main problems in the technology of distribution of competence in modern Russia, the algorithm of the analytical process to ensure redistribution of powers, the basic principles of the authority.

Keywords: monitoring of law enforcement, intergovernmental relations, municipalities, distribution of powers, applied systems analysis, subjects of the Russian Federation, federal laws

GLIGICH-ZOLOTAREVA Milena Valer'evna, Cand. Sc. (Law), senior researcher, the Center of economics of federal relations, Institute of Economics, RAS e-mail:


The political premises of federalization

The article analyzes the political premises of institutionalization of federal state, which have been revealed as a result of studying the history of federal states of the world: the existence of legal political pre-state institutions, the democratization of public life, as well as the prevalence and the attractiveness of the ideology of federalism.

Keywords: state, history of federalism, theory of the state, federalization, federalism, federal statehood, federation

IVSHINA Irina Nikolaevna, Cand. Sc. (Law), Associate professor, chair of general theoretical legal disciplines, Northwest Branch of the Russian Academy of Justice, St. Petersburg e-mail:



Assessment of innovative activity of Russias regions

The article is devoted to the innovative activity of regions of Russia. The authors propose a series of statistical indicators of the level of development of the innovation system and innovation areas. A typology of the subjects of Russian Federation is worked out, some patterns in the types of innovation activity within regions are revealed.

Keywords: innovation, Regional Innovation Scoreboard, regional economy

VOLKOVA Nataliya Nicolaevna, Cand. Sc. (Econ.), Leading Researcher, Centre of Innovation Economy, Institute of Economics, RAS e-mail:
ROMANYUK Evelyn Igorevna, scientific researcher, Centre of Innovation Economy, Institute of Economics, RAS e-mail:


On the life of Russian pensioners

The paper presents the results of the study of Russian pensioners standard of living, including subsistence consumption of goods and provision of durable goods. It is proposed instead of subsistence state regulation of the standard income measure to use the minimum consumer budget. Regional replacement rates are also considered.

Keywords: replacement rate, minimum standard of living, pensioners, pensions, households budgets

RZHANITSYNA Lyudmila Sergeevna, Dr. Sc. (Econ.), professor, chief researcher, Institute of Economics, RAS e-mail:

Valentina BREDNEVA

Features of legal regulation of social and economic relations in the Sakhalin region

The expediency of specification of a category the remote regions in the legislation of the Russian Federation is considered in article. Problems of the Sakhalin region need additional regulation. It is illustrated on a number of examples.

Keywords: remote region, Sakhalin region, legal culture, sense of justice, legal regulation

BREDNEVA Valentina Sergeevna, Cand. Sc. (Law), Associate professor, chair of the legal theory and state-legal disciplines, Sakhalin State University e-mail:



Strategy in acceptance of state administrative decisions of sustainable development

The article analyzes the essence of strategy. The author considers some necessary conditions of forming the strategy of sustainable social and economic development of Russia.

Keywords: development, Russian Federation, strategy, management

BOROVIKOV Evgeny Vladimirovich, adviser of the State Civil Service of the third class; Moscow Region Government, Committee for Physical Culture, Sports, Tourism and Youth Policy, State Establishment of Moscow Region Department of Sporting Events, chief expert e-mail:


Special features of the current stage of socio-economic development of the CIS

The article analyzes the nature of the integration processes that take place in the CIS in recent years. It also investigates new tasks of supreme audit institutions caused by the member-states adoption of the joint strategy of development.

Keywords: performance audit, international regional economic union, international economic integration, the Commonwealth of Independent States

IVASECHKO Maria Alexandrovna, Postgraduate student, The State Research Institute of System Analysis, the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation e-mail: