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The Policy of Modern Federations on the Regional Inequality: the Choice Betweeen Leveling and Efficiency
Because of growing regional disparities a research on the policy of modern federations on the inequality is especially interesting. For federal states this problem is particularly acute as regional imbalances can affect the political stability and unity of the nation. At the same time, having limited resources, states are often forced to choose between equalizing the socio-economic situation of the regions and the development of "strong" areas, which contributes to the national development. In this paper, an attempt has been made to identify the context of the policy regarding regional inequality in modern federations. The cases of three states using different models of regional policy were examined in detail, but they also have a common feature - the commodity economy which predetermines significant regional imbalances.