This volume addresses the crucial role of knowledge and innovation in coping with and adapting to socio-economic and political transformation processes in post-Soviet societies. Unique are the bottom up or micro-sociological and ethnographic perspectives offered by the book on the processes of post-Soviet transformations in Central Asia and the Southern Caucasus. Three thematic fields form the structuring frame: cultures of knowledge production and sharing in agriculture; local governance arrangements and knowledge production; and finally, the present situation of agricultural advisory services development.
Contributing authors of the volume:
Anastasiya Shtaltovna – Andreas Mandler – Anja Katharina Salzer – Anna-Katharina Hornidge – Conrad Schetter – Filippo de Danieli – Hafiz Boboyorov – Irna Hofman – Jeanne Féaux de la Croix – Kristof Van Assche – Lena Fey – Makhmud Shaumarov – Nodir Djanibekov – Regine Birner – Tim Röing – Wibke Crewet