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Research of local immunity components as part of complex diagnostics of peripheral territories

  • Mikhail KazakovEmail author
  • Viktoriya Tinyakova


The article provides the solution to the heuristic problem of formation and practical approval of methodology for local immunity components’ research within a complex diagnostics of peripheral territories of agro-industrial regions located in southern Russia. This sphere of scientific-methodological research is relevant due to the need for finding internal reserves for territorial development by applying opportunities associated with image, reputation, trust, and safety. The article presents the elements of methodological approach allowing to estimate local immunity within a complex of system diagnostics of peripheral territories’ viability determining scientific novelty and authors’ contribution to the methodology of spatial analysis. In shaping the research methodology, we relied on the content analysis techniques enabling to draw several conclusions regarding the impact of peripheral localization of territory on its overall socio-economic perception by the population acting as key economic agents. Furthermore, content analysis strengthens the heuristic capacity of sociometric empirical methods in diagnosing attribute indicators and parameters of territorial development. For these parameters, we highlighted the following: population motivations for migration, capacity for social sustainability of territories, population passivity and activity in the global network space, and nature of relations between the local population and the place of residence. The results of diagnosing empirically characterize “local immunity of peripheral territory” institution reflecting its capacity for future survival.


Agro-industrial region Economic space Periphery Spatial analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.FSAEI HE “Belgorod National Research University”BelgorodRussian Federation
  2. 2.FSBEI HE “Russian State Social University”MoscowRussian Federation

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