«Public Administration Issues» Journal,

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Research and educational journal
Published quarterly since 2007
ISSN 1999-5431
E-ISSN 2409-5095

Ekaterina Toropushina 1, Elena Bashmakova2
  • 1 PhD (in Economics), Associate Professor, Senior Researcher at the Department of Social Policy in the North, Luzin Institute for Economic Studies – Subdivision of the Federal Research Centre «Kola Science Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences», : 24A Fersman Str., 184209, Apatity, Russian Federation.
  • 2 PhD (in Economics), Associate Professor, Leading Researcher at the Department of Social Policy in the North, Luzin Institute for Economic, : 24A Fersman Str., 194209, Apatity, Russian Federation


2020. No. 4. P. 167–190 [issue contents]
The current state of the social sphere in many countries, including Russia, is one of  the sensitive issues in  their socio-economic development. On  the one hand, the population’s demands for the availability of quality social services and the expansion of their spectrum are growing, and on the other, states are not always able to satisfy these requirements due to  the lack of  necessary financial, technological and innovative resources. Such situation leads to the necessity of finding ways and instruments that expand the capabilities of states to meet the social needs of the population. One of such instruments is a public-private partnership, which has already established itself in many sectors of the economy, including the social sphere. The aim of the study is to expand knowledge of public-private partnerships in the social sphere of the European Arctic countries and to determine the possibility of using this experience in the Russian Arctic territories. The research involves methods of logic and content analysis, also the case study method is used. The study has proved that in order to solve problems in the social sphere, cooperation between the state and business is an extreme necessity. Social problems are especially acute in territories with extreme living conditions, which include the Russian Arctic. And it is in the Arctic where there are conditions for the development of public-private partnership, since the interests of business and the state coincide in increasing the level of social development of territories. Business needs educated, qualified, healthy labor potential, adapted to the conditions of the Arctic, ensuring an increase in the efficiency of companies’ activities, and the state needs conditions that ensure a high quality of life for the population, national interests and sustainable development of th e Arctic territories.

Citation: Toropushina, E.E. & Bashmakova, E.P. (2020). Gosudarstvenno-chastnoye partnerstvo v sotsial’noy sfere arkticheskikh stran Evropy [Public-Private Partnerships in the Social Sphere of the European Arctic Countries]. Public Administration Issues, no 4, pp. 167–190 (in Russian).
ISSN 1999-5431
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