Spatial Development for Socio-Economic Development of Arctic Territories

Anatoly N. Silin, Marina L. Belonozhko, Marina L. Belonozhko


Studying development of the Arctic territories, despite the unfavourable climate, terrain, lack of transport connections, low population density is an urgent problem that politicians and researchers are acutely facing. The purpose of this study was to investigate the level of spatial development of the Arctic territories belonging to states located in Eurasia and North America and adhering to different strategies for the development of these regions. The paper presents the population dynamics of the Arctic territories. It is revealed that it is not related to the general dynamics’ characteristic in general for the countries to which the Arctic territories under study belong. In addition, each region, for example, the Arctic Zone of the Russian Federation, has different population dynamics from other regions. It is also established that the Arctic territories, although they are economically connected with the countries, they are part of, but in contrast to them, have a positive dynamic of gross domestic product in the Eurasian part of the Arctic territories, and a negative one in Alaska. This indicates that, regardless of the riches of the Arctic territories, different strategies are used by states for their development. The materials of the study may be of practical value for politicians and researchers engaged in the problems of the spatial development of the Arctic territories and are looking for innovative approaches to solving emerging problems.


Economic problems; Social sector; Human capital; Innovative technologies; Natural resources


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