Issue №3, 2020



Public-Private Partnerships in the Social Sphere of the Arctic Territories of the USA and Canada


DOI: 10.34130/2070-4992-2020-3-50

Toropushina E. E. — 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», Apatity, Russian Federation, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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The article attempts to analyze the features of the institutional environment for the development of public-private partnerships and practical experience in implementing projects on the basis of public-private partnerships in the social sphere of the Arctic territories of the two countries of North America — the United States and Canada. The theoretical foundations, trends in the development of public-private partnerships at the national and regional levels, the institutional framework for regulating this sphere, as well as practical experience in applying the mechanism of public-private partnerships in the Arctic territories of the USA and Canada are investigated. The practical significance of the study lies in the possibility of applying the obtained results in the practice of initiating and implementing projects on the basis of publicprivate partnership in the development of the social infrastructure of the Arctic territories, as an instrument for achieving sustainable development of local communities and self-development of the socio-economic territorial systems of the Arctic. The review of practical experience in the implementation of infrastructure projects in the social sphere of the Arctic regions of the USA and Canada on the basis of public-private partnerships and its potentially high impact on the development of socially vulnerable territories, which, in fact, include the entire world Arctic space, presents the conclusion about the possible application of this practice in the regions of the Russian Arctic.

Keywords: public-private partnerships, social sphere, project, USA, Canada, Arctic.


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For citation: Toropushina E. E. Public-private partnerships in the social sphere of the arctic territories of the USA and Canada // Corporate Governance and Innovative Economic Development of the North. Bulletin of Research Center of Corporate Law, Management and Venture Investment of Syktyvkar State University. 2020. No. 3. Р. 50—59. DOI: 10.34130/2070-4992-2020-3-50.