Regional research. Release № 2 (48) of 2015

Founders:
Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences
Faculty of Geography of Lomonosov Moscow State University
Institute of Geography of St. Petersburg State University
Smolensk University for Humanities

Publisher:
Smolensk University for Humanities
The journal is registered in the Russian Federation Ministry of Press
Reg. St. Number PI № 77-7284 of 19.02.01

This peer-reviewed journal is included into the list of periodicals recommended for publishing doctoral research results by the Higher Attestation Commission of the Ministry of Science and Education of the Russian Federation.

Editor-in-chief
Prof. A.P. Katrovsky (Smolensk)

Deputy editors-in-chief
Prof. S.S. Artobolevskiy (Moscow)
Assoc. Prof. V.E. Shuvalov (Moscow)
Prof. A. I. Chistobaev (St.Petersburg)
Editorial board
Prof. A.I. Alekseev (Moscow), Acad., Prof. P.Y. Baklanov (Vladivostok), Prof. A.G. Vishnevsky (Moscow), Prof. S.Lentz (Germany), corresponding member. RAO, Prof. Y.N. Gladky (St. Petersburg), Acad., Prof. N.S. Kassimov (Moscow), Prof. V.A. Kolosov (Moscow), Prof. Z. Krišjāne (Latvia),
Prof. G.M. Lappo (Moscow), Prof. N.S. Myronenko (Moscow), Prof. I.I. Pirozhnik (Belarus), Prof. G.M. Fedorov (Kaliningrad)

Editorial office
PhD A.A. Agirrechu (Moscow), Prof. V.S. Belozyorov (Stavropol), Prof. V.S. Bilchak (Kaliningrad), Prof. L.B. Vardomsky (Moscow), Prof. A.V. Gladky (Ukraine), Assoc.Prof. U.P. Kovalev (Smolensk), Prof. B.I. Kochurov (Moscow), D.Sc. L.Y. Mazhar (Smolensk), D.Sc. T.I. Pototskaya (Smolensk),
Prof. I.A. Rodionova (Moscow), Prof.M. Rosite (Latvia), Prof. L.V. Smirnyagin (Moscow), Prof. A.A. Tkachenko (Tver), Prof. V.S. Fateev (Belarus), Prof. M.D. Sharygin (Perm)

Scientific editor
Assoc.Prof. U.P. Kovalev

Editorial office address:
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CONTENTS
THEORY AND METHODS OF REGIONAL RESEARCHES
Zamyatina N.Yu. Cultural factors of the spatial differentiation of socio-economic development: international approaches 4
Naumov A.S. Regional paradygm in the agricultural geography of the world: history and present 15
Pavlyuk S.G. Method of differentiation of urban space (based on the examples of Russia, Western Europe and the US) 26
Treyvish A.I. Geospace, information, mobility and modernization of society 37
Rogachev S.V. Cascade stratification of the countries: hypsometric basis of social life 49
REGIONAL ANALYSIS
Achkasova T.А. Main morphological structures of territorial innovation systems 57
Popov F.A. The fragmentation of political space: basic forms and modern trends 64
Rogachev S.V. Cascade stratification of the countries: hypsometric basis of social life 73
REGIONAL PROBLEMS OF THE WORLD
Elmanova D.S. Higher geographical education in France 86
Romanova E.V. The national innovation system in Germany 98
Smirnyagin L.V. Shifts in the structure of the US economy and their geographical consequences 108
Tikhotskaya I.S. Japanese innovative concept of resources recycling and formation of the sound material cycle society 117
PROBLEMS OF DEVELOPMENT OF WORLD ECONOMY
Akimova V.V. Geography of the world solar energy 128
Goncharov R.V. Geographical aspects of oil and gas industry corporate structure evolution 137
Gorkin A.P., Demidova E.E., Kadilova L.A. Wealth of nations and resources unrestricted in terms of location 148
Sokolsky V.M. Structural and territorial transformation of the global chemical industry as the indicator of "a third industrial divide" 153
THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE
Kuzina I.M. 80-years history of the department of social and economic geography of foreign countries of the faculty of geography of MSU 164
Сведения об авторах 169

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