Between decelerated growth and regions modernization:
Southern Federal District
Dr. Sci. (Soc.), Prof., Head of the Department «History, culture and sociology», Volgograd State Technical University, Volgograd, Russia firstname.lastname@example.org
Based on a theoretical conception of modernization as an integral controlled process involving technical and technological, socioeconomic, sociocultural and institutional-regulatory component an analysis is presented of the competitive advantages and modernization challenged in the Southern Federal District of the Russian Federation. The paper proposes scenarios and modernization stages of the macro-region.