Academic journal article Asian Social Science

System of Regions Management in the Circumstances of the Geopolitical Competition: Priorities of the Modernization Development

Academic journal article Asian Social Science

System of Regions Management in the Circumstances of the Geopolitical Competition: Priorities of the Modernization Development

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The article examines the role of the regions management system in the implementation of modernization development in the context of the geopolitical competition. Russian regions welcome modernization, especially on the socio-economic level, as they need investments to address the current socio-economic and social problems, to borrow advanced technology, and to become spaces of social stability. The authors believe that the modernization project in modern Russia is possible in the context of transition to the regional level, which is associated both with the modernization capacity of regions management and with the use of regional scenarios of modernization development. In authors' opinion, this allows reducing the financial and organizational burden on the Federal Center, increasing the responsibility of the management system, and providing its performance with the necessary degree of competence and flexibility.

Keywords: regions management, socio-cultural modernization, regional and interregional cooperation, Federal Center, independence of the regions

1. Introduction

Regions management is an important part of the existing system of social management in the Russian society in the circumstances of the geopolitical competition. Given that regions vary greatly by geo-climatic, economic, social, and ethno-cultural factors, we can say that various mechanisms of mitigation, correction, and coordination of various management levels exist in the regions management system.

We have previously noted that the methods and models of the regions management are defined by the idea of territorial public self-organization (Popov, 2001). Noting the importance of the personal factor in politics (Putnam, 1976), we can say that the formation of the social environment as a structure of constructive-creative type working for the future is what matters (Posukhova, 2014, pp. 424-428). The idea is that the regions management can significantly affect social modernization of the Russian society and qualitative perfection of various aspects of the social, political, and economic life, which aims achieving the performance of a modern society - a society of knowledge economy, social initiatives, and constructive social creativity (Volkov, 2013).

2. Methodology

When writing this article, the authors used a wide range of research methods, which included the systematic method, the method of the comparative analysis, and the method of document analysis. The authors draw on the experience in development and modeling of processes of regional development and modernization and single out the criteria for evaluating their efficiency. All this helped solving tasks and making conclusions on the alleged conceptual problem.

3. Results

The considerations we offer lie in the fact that the modernization in the development of the Russian society for a long time had recurrent nature, was culminant, concerned military and administrative aspects, but it was not associated with the creation of an effective system of regions management. In the circumstances of geopolitical competition, Russian regions face the increasing long-term social burden, the increasing attractiveness of transferring the solution of re-industrialization problems as well as the problems of post-industrialization, formation of civil society, promotion of values of the human personality, and improving the education to the regional level (Gorshkov, 2012).

And this is not a declaration of intent: the vast experience of effective countering to threats and challenges and of independent solution of local problems has accumulated at the regional level. But modernization of the Russian society requires transferring the marked achievements not to the position of adaptation to circumstances, but of development; not of reduction or regional race, but of creating conditions, rules, and regulations of regional and interregional cooperation in order to enhance the effectiveness of the management system in the society as a whole (March, 1989). …

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