The Ferghana Valley can reasonably be said to lie in the heart of Central Asia. As such, the Valley has made an inordinate contribution to the history and culture of the region as a whole, as well as significantly affecting the economic, political and religious spheres. This book looks at the region over time, from its early history to the present. It embraces not just the obvious fields of politics, economics and religion, but also ethnography, sociology and culture, and includes the insights of leading scholars from all three Ferghana countries. The book discusses various questions of identity relating to the region, showing how the identity of the Ferghana Valley relates to the emerging national identities of the three post-colonial states that are still gradually emerging from the demise of the Soviet Union, as well as how an understanding of the Ferghana Valley is key to understanding Central Asia itself.
This volume offers a comprehensive examination of the process of performance management. It provides a balance between concepts and skills-based exercises. Conceptual understanding is addressed, followed by a variety of skill-builder excercises, which provide a rich resource for students.
Books in this series are published in association with the Central Asia–Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program Joint Center at the Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC, US, and the Institute for Security and Development Policy in Stockholm, Sweden, under the editorship of Svante Cornell.