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Regional Economics: Theory and Practice

Arctic single-industry towns: A narrative bibliographic review of the main areas of scientific discourse in Russia and abroad

Vol. 21, Iss. 3, MARCH 2023

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Received: 23 January 2023

Received in revised form: 6 February 2023

Accepted: 19 February 2023

Available online: 15 March 2023


JEL Classification: R19

Pages: 406438


Vladimir V. DYADIK Luzin Institute for Economic Studies, Kola Science Centre of RAS (IES KSC RAS), Apatity, Murmansk Oblast, Russian Federation


Subject. This article discusses the attention of the scientific community to the socio-economic development of single-industry towns in the Arctic.
Objectives. The article aims to identify, compare and systematize the problems of socio-economic development of single-industry towns of the Arctic, studied in Russia and abroad, and the main approaches to their solution.
Methods. For the study, I used a narrative bibliographic inquiry into scientific sources.
Results. The article reveals the main directions of scientific discourse regarding the main problems of socio-economic development of Arctic single-industry towns in Russia and abroad, as well as differences in research priorities of Russian and foreign scientists.
Relevance. The results of the study can be used to arrange further work on the study of single-industry towns as a socio-economic phenomenon.

Keywords: urban development of the Arctic, single-industry town, socio-economic development, Arctic communities, population of the Arctic


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