|| 1 Repko, Allen F
Case studies in interdisciplinary research / Allen F
Repko, William H Newell and Rick Szostak.-- Los Angeles:
xxxiii, 330p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9781412982481.
001.4 REP 134915
This book is intended as a "stand alone" volume that (1)
demonstrates the need for using an explicitly
interdisciplinary approach to problems that span multiple
disciplines, (2) applies interdisciplinary theory and
best practices to a particular set of problems, (3) shows
the importance of first creating common ground among
conflicting expert views before performing integration,
and (4) produces new understandings of these problems
that are practical, purposeful, and deeply informed by
** Interdisciplinary research -- Case studies.
|| DATA PROCESSING and COMPUTER SCIENCE
|| 2 Samsonowa, Tatjana
Industrial research performance management :key
performance indicators in the ICT Industry / Tatjana
Samsonowa.-- Heidelberg: Physica-Verlag, 2012.
xii, 461p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9783790827613.
004.0682 SAM 134852
Managers are increasingly concerned with the typical
methods available for organizational performance
measurement and control. This title addresses such
questions as: Which research goals do research
departments have? Which key performance indicators KPIs
do they use to monitor the achievement of these goals?
** Information technology-Management 2.
3 Groppe, Sven
Data management and query processing in semantic web
databases / Sven Groppe.-- Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 2011.
ix, 270p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9783642193569.
004.678 GRO 134845
The Semantic Web is currently changing from being an
emerging trend to a technology used in complex real-world
applications. A number of standards and techniques have
been developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C),
e.g., the Resource Description Framework (RDF), and
SPARQL. Clearly, querying performance has become a key
issue for Semantic Web applications. In his book, Groppe
details various aspects of high-performance Semantic Web
data management and query processing. His presentation
fills the gap between Semantic Web and database books.
After a general introduction to the relevant Semantic Web
standards, he presents specialized indexing and sorting
algorithms, adapted approaches for logical and physical
query optimization, optimization possibilities when using
the parallel database technologies of today’s multicore
processors, and visual and embedded query languages.
** Semantic web 2. Querying (Computer science) 3.
|| SPECIAL COMPUTER METHODS
|| 4 Sarbo, Janos J
Knowledge in formation : a computational theory of
interpretation / Janos J Sarbo, Jozsef I Farkas and Auke
J J van Breemen.-- Heidelberg: Springer, 2011.
xii, 217p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9783642170881.
006.332 SAR 134926
This book introduces a theory of interpretation. It
defines a model that enables a meaningful representation
of information, based on a dynamic view of information
and a cognitive model of human information processing.
** Knowledge representation (Information theory), Human
information processing, Cognition -- Models, Artificial
|| PHILOSOPHICAL SCHOOLS OF THOUGHT
|| 5 Vassanyi, Miklos
Anima Mundi : the rise of the world soul theory in modern
German philosophy / Miklos Vassanyi.-- New York: Springer
xv, 434p. 24cm.
(International archives of the history of ideas archives,
ISBN : 9789048187959.
141.20943 VAS 134844
Plato-s concept of the world as a cosmic living being,
possessed of a soul, was vital to the Stoic and Neo-
Platonic philosophers, but faded with the rise of Leibniz
and the rationalists. This book discusses how and why the
German Romantics of the late 1700s and early 1800s came
back to embrace the existence of the world soul.
** Ontology 2. Philosophy-German 3. Neoplatonism
|| PERCEPTION, MOVEMENT, EMOTIONS and DRIVES
|| 6 Ellis, Albert
How to control your anxiety before it controls you /
Albert Ellis.-- New York: Citadel Press, 2000.
ix, 243p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780806521367.
152.46 ELL 134964
In this book, the author provides readers with scores of
thinking, feeling, and action methods for controlling
anxiety. The book describes many real cases that author
has treated successfully, including those that deal with
performance anxiety, as well as social, job hunting,
love, sex, and other forms of anxiety.
** Anxiety, Interpersonal relations.
|| DIFFERENTIAL and DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
|| 7 Nussbaum, Martha C
Creating capabilities : the human development approach /
Martha C Nussbaum.-- Ranikhet: Permanent Black, 2011.
xii, 237p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9788178243290.
155 NUS 134918
In this book, the author argues that our dominant
theories of development have given us policies that
ignore our most basic human needs for dignity and self-
respect. In our era of unjustifiable inequity, the author
shows how-by attending to the narratives of individuals
and grasping the daily impact of policy-we can enable
people everywhere to live full and creative lives. .
** Developmental psychology, Human development,
Psychology Man Development.
|| APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY
|| 8 Hay, Louise L
You can heal your life / Louise L Hay.-- Carlsbad: Hay
xiii, 253p. 21cm.
ISBN : 9780937611012.
158 HAY 134963
This book offers practical steps for dissolving both the
fears and the causations of diseases. It helps clear away
the blocks that keep people from robust health and having
what they want in life.
** Self-actualization (Psychology), Change (Psychology),
Mind and body, Holistic medicine.
|| 9 Hartman, Laura P
Business ethics : decision making for personal integrity
and social responsibility / Laura P Hartman and Joe
DesJardins.--2nd ed: McGraw-Hill, 2011.
ISBN : 9780071220828.
174.4 HAR 134862
In this book, the authors- goal is to engage the student
by focusing on cases and business scenarios that students
already find interesting. Students are then asked to look
at the issues from an ethical perspective. Additionally,
its focus on AACSB requirements makes it a comprehensive
business ethics text for business school courses. Hartman
and DesJardins have retained the focus on decision-making
as well as the emphasis on both personal and policy-level
perspectives on ethics. This edition continues to provide
pedagogical support throughout the text. The most
noticeable changes involve a thorough updating of
distinct items such as Reality Checks, Decision Points,
and readings to reflect new cases, examples and data.
** Business ethics.
|| 10 Dyer, Wayne W
Manifest your destiny : the nine spiritual principles for
getting everything you want / Wayne W Dyer.-- New York:
xviii, 217p. 17cm.
ISBN : 9780061094941.
204.4 DYE 134962
Manifest Your Destiny is a stunning work that focuses on
the ancient principle of manifesting through the timeless
art of meditation. With characteristic insight and
clarity, Dyer teaches the process of meditation as a way
to streamline our thoughts, desires, and goals, and to
bring what we most desire into our lives. Whether we
realize it or not, we all struggle with built-in societal
barriers that obstruct our inner potential. When we fall
into a dream state - either in sleep or during a down
moment of the day - we conceive of goals and desires that
are more spectacular than those we entertain when
"awake," yet we always wake thinking, "I can-t do that."
It is this conditioned response that prevents us from
achieving what we want, and it is this response that Dyer
teaches us to overcome through the Nine Spiritual
Principles of Manifesting.
** Success -- Religious aspects.
|| PHILOSOPHY and THEORY OF RELIGION
|| 11 Kurtz, Paul
Multi-secularism : a new agenda / Paul Kurtz.-- New
Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 2010.
viii, 263p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781412814195.
211.6 KUR 134928
The contemporary world is witness to an intense,
sometimes violent controversy about secularism. These
trends have been exacerbated by the emergence of
fundamentalism, which challenges the secular society and
the secularization of philosophical ideas and ethical
values. Paul Kurtz has been personally involved in the
campaign for secularism throughout his career as a
philosopher. This book reflects his participation in this
battle and extends his thinking to new areas. Secularists
maintain that the state should not impose a religious
creed on its citizens and that it should respect freedom
of conscience, the right to believe or disbelieve in the
** Secular humanism.
|| SOCIAL SCIENCES, SOCIOLOGY and ANTHROPOLOGY
|| 12 Birks, Melanie
Grounded theory : a practical guide / Melanie Birks and
Jane Mills.-- Los Angeles: Sage, 2011.
ISBN : 9781848609938.
300.721 BIR 134923
This book introduces the whole range of grounded theory
approaches. The book provides a comprehensive description
of the strategies and techniques employed in this
methodology. Birks and Mills accessible and highly-
readable text is driven by practical case examples
throughout to help the reader get to grips with the
process of doing grounded theory analysis for themselves.
The book deploys a variety of educational activities to
guide readers through both the principles and the
application of grounded theory, making this an ideal
starter text for those new to the approach.
** Grounded theory, Social sciences -- Research.
|| SOCIAL PROCESSES
|| 13 Harvey, Michael (ed)
Leadership studies : the dialogue of disciplines /
Michael Harvey and Ronald E Riggio.-- Cheltenham: Edward
viii, 237p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781847209405.
303.34072 HAR 134856
This unique, cross-disciplinary volume encourages a new
synthesis in the vibrant field of leadership studies.
Comprising reflective conversations among scholars from
different disciplines, the contributors explore common
ground for new research and ideas. Beginning with
chapters by noted experts in fields such as psychology,
education and philosophy, the contributors present the
key contributions from their disciplines. Further
chapters take the form of a dialogue among these scholars
as they comment and reflect on each other-s work. Through
sustained critical interrogation and discussion, the goal
is to discover to what extent -leadership studies-
exists, or can exist, as a meaningful discipline. Taken
as a whole, the book presents a vigorous and timely
picture of the diversity of contemporary leadership
** Leadership --Research.
14 Arensberg, Conrad M
Introducing social change : a manual for community
development / Conrad M Arensberg and Arthur H Niehoff.--
2nd ed-- New Brunswick: Aldine Transaction, 2009.
vi, 263p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780202362786.
303.484091724 ARE 134925
This book deals with numerous topics of social
Change cultural problems of change in general, a
description of the concept of culture, a discussion of
cultural change in its various forms, an introduction to
the process of directed change, a discussion of the
motivation necessary to bring about change, a treatment
of the method of adapting an innovation to existing ideas
and customs, the profile of the primary characteristics
of most developing nations, the main characteristics and
cultural values of America as a sample urban, industrial
culture, and field problems of the change agent, and in
particular those methods from anthropology that can be
modified for use.
** Social change.
|| CULTURE and INSTITUTIONS
|| 15 Barker, Chris
Cultural studies : theory and practice / Chris Barker.--
4th ed-- Los Angeles: Sage, 2012. xxvi, 552p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780857024800.
306 BAR 134919
This book represents a definitive benchmark in
understanding and applying the foundations and
developments of cultural studies. It provides those new
to the field with an authoritative introduction to
everything they need to know. An indispensable resource
for any student or lecturer it is packed with concise,
accessible definitions, clear chapter summaries,
inspiring student activities, biographical snapshots of
key figures and a full glossary. With updates to every
chapter and many more practical examples, this new
edition includes: new material on new cultural studies,
social media, subcultures and climate change, improved
coverage on digital cultures and digital media including
digital games and the virtual city, an attractive new
layout which aids navigability and enhances the excellent
student learning resources, a comprehensive companion
website providing new student exercises, global case-
|| POLITICAL SCEINCE
|| 16 Judt, Tony
Thinking the twentieth century / Tony Judt.-- London:
William Heinemann, 2012.
xvii, 414p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780434017423.
320.092 JUD 134877
Thinking the Twentieth Century maps the issues and
concerns of a turbulent age onto a life of intellectual
conflict and engagement. Tony Judt presents the triumphs
and the failures of prominent intellectuals, adeptly
explaining both their ideas and the risks of their
** Judt,tony-Interviews 2. Judt,tony-Political and social
views 3. Political science-Philosophy-History-20th
century 4. History- Philosophy-20th century
|| SYSTEMS OF GOVERNMENTS and STATES
||17 Ulfelder, Jay
Dilemmas of democratic consolidation : a game-theory
approach / Jay Ulfelder.-- Boulder: First Forum Press,
x, 177p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781935049180.
321.8 ULF 134921
Why have so many attempts at democracy in the past half-
century failed? Confronting this much discussed question,
Jay Ulfelder offers a novel explanation for the coups and
rebellions that have toppled fledgling democratic regimes
and that continue to threaten many new democracies today.
He draws on an original dataset of 110 democratic
failures spanning 1955t2007 and also presents analytic
narratives for six cases (Cyprus, Fiji, Spain, Thailand,
Ukraine, and Venezuela) to illustrate why some
governments survive while others collapse. Focusing on
political parties and the military as key players in the
"democracy game," he sheds light on the pathways by which
new democracies slide all too often from founding
elections to polarization and breakdown.
** Democracy, Democratization, Democracy -- Mathematical
models, Democratization -- Mathematical models, Game
|| 18 Meyer, Christopher
Standing on the sun :how the explosion of capitalism
abroad will change business everywhere / Christopher
Meyer.-- Boston: Harvard Business Review Press, 2012.
viii, 332p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781422131688.
330.122 MEY 134874
Based on firsthand observations of companies defying
capitalism-s old rules yet prospering, this title
outlines fresh principles for commercial success.
** International trade
|| LABOR ECONOMICS
|| 19 Bamber, Greg J (ed)
International and comparative employment relations :
globalisation and change / Greg J Bamber, Russell D
Lansbury and Nick Wailes.--5th ed-- Los Angeles: Sage,
xxix, 418p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781849207232.
331 BAM 134811
Earlier editions of this text have become the standard
reference for a worldwide readership of practitioners in
governments, companies and unions, and students. This
revised edition analyzes employment relations in the UK,
USA, Canada, Australia, Italy, France, Germany, Sweden,
Japan and Korea.
** Comparative industrial relations 2. Labor policy 3.
20 Fields, Gary S
Working hard, working poor :a global journey / Gary S
Fields.-- Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.
ix, 230p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780199794645.
331.54091724 FIE 134956
Issues of analyzing poverty and low earnings in the
developing world are quite different from those in the
developed world. The discourse in the developed world is
about incentive effects of social welfare programs,
cultures of poverty, single-parenthood, homelessness,
drug and alcohol abuse, ill health, mental illness,
domestic violence, and the like. But in the developing
world, different issues predominate, such as own-account
work and household enterprises, agricultural work, casual
employment, and informal work. And some of the policy
issues--stimulating economic growth, harnessing the
energies of the private sector, increasing paid
employment, and raising the returns to self-employment--
take a different twist. This book shows how people in
poverty work, what has been effective in helping the poor
earn their way out of poverty, and how readers might
** Working poor-Developing countries, Labor market --
|| FINANCIAL ECONOMICS
|| 21 Levy, Haim
The Capital asset pricing model in the 21st century :
analytical, empirical, and behavioral perspectives / Haim
Levy.-- Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
xiii, 442p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780521186513.
332.0414 LEV 134858
The Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) and the mean-
variance (M-V) rule, which are based on classic expected
utility theory, have been heavily criticized
theoretically and empirically. The advent of behavioral
economics, prospect theory and other psychology-minded
approaches in finance challenges the rational investor
model from which CAPM and M-V derive. The author argues
that the tension between the classic financial models and
behavioral economics approaches is more apparent than
real. This book aims to relax the tension between the two
paradigms. Specifically, Professor Levy shows that
although behavioral economics contradicts aspects of
expected utility theory, CAPM and M-V are intact in both
expected utility theory and cumulative prospect theory
** Capital asset pricing model.
|| ECONOMICS OF LAND and ENERGY
|| 22 Newing, Helen
Conducting research in conservation : social science
methods and practice / Helen Newing.-- London: Routledge,
xx, 376p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9780415457910.
333.72072 NEW 134854
This book provides a definition and classification for
Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) and discusses its
phenomenon within the law context. It identifies the
rules applicable to SWFs and to states hosting SWFs-
investments. In eight extensive chapters, Fabio Bassan
considers whether SWFs may enjoy immunity with respect to
host state measures, and whether SWFs can use alternative
forms of protection in Bilateral Investment Treaties. .
** Environmental sciences, Environmental protection,
Conservation of natural resources --Government policy.
|| 23 Victor, David G
Oil and governance : state-owned enterprises and the
world energy supply / David G Victor, David R Hults and
Mark C Thurber.-- Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,
xix, 1014p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781107004429.
338.27282 VIC 134843
National Oil Companies (NOCs) play an important role in
the world economy. Although NOCs superficially resemble
private-sector companies, they often behave in very
different ways. Oil and Governance explains the variation
in performance and strategy for NOCs and provides fresh
insights into the future of the oil industry as well as
the politics of the oil-rich countries where NOCs
dominate. It comprises fifteen case studies, each
following a common research design, of NOCs based in the
Middle East, Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe. The
book also includes cross-cutting pieces on the industrial
structure of the oil industry and the politics and
administration of NOCs. This book is the largest and most
systematic analysis of NOCs to date and is suitable for
audiences from industry and academia, as well as policy
** Petroleum industry and trade-History 2. Petroleum
industry and trade- Government Policy 3.
24 Pauly, Mark V (ed)
Handbook of health economics / Mark V Pauly, Thomas G
McGuire and Pedro P Barros.-- Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2012.
xxi, 1126p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780444535924.
338.433621 PAU 134847,v. 2
As a relatively new subdiscipline of economics, health
economics has made many contributions to areas of the
main discipline, such as insurance economics. This volume
provides a survey of the burgeoning literature on the
subject of health economics.
** Health economics 2. Medical economics
25 Uchikawa, Shuji (ed)
Economic reforms and industrial structure in India /
Shuji Uchikawa.-- New Delhi: Manohar Publishers, 2003.
ISBN : 9788173044434.
338.4767 UCH 134866
Macro economic policies were changed in 1991 after the
Indian economy faced balance of payment crisis. Indian
industries were exposed to competition in domestic market
and with imports. The wave of globalization swept over
India. The purpose of this study is to examine the impact
of economic reforms on Indian manufacturing sector.
** Manufacturing industries -- India, Industrial policy -
India, Manufacturing industries -- India -- Statistics.
26 Maruyama, Yoshihiro
A theory of the producer-consumer household :the new
Keynesian perspective on self-employment / Yoshihiro
Maruyama and Tadashi Sonoda.-- New York: Palgrave
xx, 278p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780230301221.
338.642 MAR 134876
The quick recovery of Asian economies from the recent
global recession can be partly attributed to the effect of
positive aggregate-demand externalities in their self-
employment sectors, which are overwhelmingly large in
these economies. This book undertakes a behavioural
analysis of self-employing producers to lay a
microeconomic foundation for this effect, particularly in
cases where markets are not perfectly competitive, as is
the case during aggregate economic contractions. Where
some markets are not perfectly competitive, the market
prices and rates fail to be relevant and internal prices
and rates are instead formed to aid the organization of
family firm and consumption choice. The effects of these
externalities are explored in this volume, the authors
undertake a detailed analysis of records of labour force
surveys, national incomes and product accounts of
** Family-owned business enterprises-Japan 2. Family-
owned business enterprises- United States 3. Family-owned
business enterprises-Finance 4. Family-owned business
27 Liu, Manhong Mannie (ed)
The Green economy and its implementation in China /
Manhong Mannie Liu, David Ness and Huang Haifeng.--
Singapore: Enrich Professional Publishing, 2011.
xv, 380p. 26cm.
ISBN : 9789814298957.
338.9270951 LIU 134868
China’s enormous economic growth has earned a spotlight
on the global stage, but it comes at a great cost to the
environment, both ecologically and financially. In
response to this challenge, the Ecological Development
Union International hosted a series of conferences on
China’s ecological development and highlighted the
environmental economy at the China-Europe Forum held in
2010. This book collects the essays and papers presented
by more than 30 internationally acclaimed experts from
Australia, Canada, China, Europe, and the United States.
Providing unprecedented insight into an important topic,
this in-depth review also serves to put forth feasible
resolutions as concern for the future of the Green
** Economic development- Environmental aspects-China 2.
28 Engerman, Stanley L
Economic development in the Americas since 1500 :
endowments and institutions / Stanley L Engerman and
Kenneth L Sokoloff.-- Cambridge: Cambridge University
xxv, 417p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781107009554.
338.973 ENG 134865
This book brings together a number of previously
published articles by Stanley L. Engerman and Kenneth L.
Sokoloff. Its essays deal with differences in the rates
of economic growth in Latin American and mainland North
America, specifically the United States and Canada. It
demonstrates how relative differences in growth over time
are related to differences in the institutions that
developed in different economies. This variation is
driven by differences in major institutions - suffrage,
education, tax policy, land and immigration policy, and
banking and financial organizations. These factors, in
turn, are all related to differences in endowments,
climate, and natural resources. Providing a comprehensive
treatment of its topic, the essays have been revised to
reflect new developments and research.
** Social institutions -- America, Political institutions
-- America, America -- Economic conditions
|| MACROECONOMICS and RELATED TOPICS
||29 Growth without crisis : China-s modern financial system /
China-s Financial Policy Research Center.-- Singapore:
Enrich Professional Publishing, 2012.
ix, 436p. 26cm.
ISBN : 9789814298322.
339.520951 GRO 134869
This book establishes the concept of 30-year economic
crisis-free growth in China, and explores the fiscal and
financial reasons for such growth. It focuses on the
relationship between economic growth, fiscal
decentralization, local government behavior and taxation.
In addition, this book examines the theory of the
formation of RMB equilibrium exchange rate and traces the
political economic mechanism of exchange rate reform in
order to explain the reasons for Chinas economic growth.
** Fiscal policy-China
|| MILITARY,TAX,TRADE and INDUSTRIAL LAW
|| 30 Bassan, Fabio
The Law of sovereign wealth funds / Fabio Bassan.--
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2011.
xvi, 171p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780857932358.
343.03 BAS 134855
** Sovereign wealth funds --Law and legislation,
Investments, Foreign --Law and legislation.
|| PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
||31 Jreisat, Jamil
Globalism and comparative public administration / Jamil
Jreisat.-- Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2012.
xv, 221p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781439854587.
351 JRE 134922
This book examines comparative public administration from
the 1960s to the present-providing an integrated and
realistic view of the comparative perspective and its
rationale. It explores the development and contributions
of the comparative approach and explains how it is
essential for developing the depth and breadth needed to
transform public administration to a global field of
learning and practice.
** Public administration, Comparative government, Public
administration -- Cross-cultural studies.
|| GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATIO
|| 32 Donahue, John D
Collaborative governance : private roles for public goals
in turbulent times / John D Donahue and Richard J
Zeckhauser.-- Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2011
xiii, 305p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780691149790.
352.37 DON 134917
In this book, authors show how the public sector can
harness private expertise to bolster productivity,
capture information, and augment resources. The authors
explain how private engagement in public missions--
rightly structured and skillfully managed--is not so much
an alternative to government as the way smart government
ought to operate. The key is to carefully and
strategically grant discretion to private entities,
whether for-profit or nonprofit, in ways that
simultaneously motivate and empower them to create public
value. Drawing on a host of real-world examples-including
charter schools, job training, and the resurrection of
New York-s Central Park--they show how, when, and why
collaboration works, and also under what circumstances it
** Public-private sector cooperation -- United States,
|| OTHER SOCIAL PROBLEMS and SERVICES
|| 33 Dubash, Navroz K (ed)
Handbook of climate change and India :development,
politics and governance / Navroz K Dubash.-- London:
xxiv, 400p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9781849713580.
363.738740954 DUB 134870
This handbook brings together prominent voices from India
to build a composite picture of contemporary Indian
climate politics and policy. One section lays out the
range of positions and substantive issues that shape
Indian views on global climate negotiations. Another
delves into national politics around climate change.
Within India, climate change is approached primarily as a
developmental challenge and is marked by efforts to
explore how multiple objectives of development, equity
and climate mitigation can simultaneously be met. How
domestic debates over climate governance are resolved in
the coming years, and the evolution of India’s global
negotiation stance are likely to be important inputs
toward creating shared understandings across countries in
the years ahead, and identify ways forward.
** Climatic changes - India
34 Oberthur, Sebastian (ed)
Managing institutional complexity : regime interplay and
global environmental change / Sebastian Oberthur and Olav
Schram Stokke.-- Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2011.
xvi, 353p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780262516242.
363.73874561 OBE 134927
This book examines international institutional interplay
and its consequences, focusing on two important issues:
how states and other actors can manage institutional
interaction to improve synergy and avoid disruption, and
what forces drive the emergence and evolution of
institutional complexes, sets of institutions that
cogovern particular issue areas. The book, a product of
the Institutional Dimensions of Global Environmental
Change research project (IDGEC), offers both theoretical
and empirical perspectives. Chapters range from
analytical overviews to case studies of institutional
interaction, interplay management, and regime complexes
in areas including climate change, fisheries management,
and conservation of biodiversity. Contributors discuss
such issues as the complicated management of fragmented
multilateral institutions addressing climate change, the
possible "chilling effect" on
environmental standards from existing commitments,
governance niches in Arctic resource protection, the
relationships among treaties on conservation and use of
plant genetic resources, causal factors in cross-case
variation of regime prevalence, and the difficult
relationship between the World Trade Organization and
multilateral environmental agreements. The book offers a
broad overview of research on interplay management and
institutional complexes that provides important insights
across the field of global environmental governance.
** Environmental policy -- International cooperation,
Climatic changes -- International cooperation , Global
warming -- International cooperation.
|| INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE
|| 35 Raychaudhuri, Ajitava
International trade in services in India :implications
for growth and inequality in a globalizing world /
Ajitava Raychaudhuri and Prabir De.-- New Delhi: Oxford
University Press, 2012.
xx, 265p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780198079378.
382.450954 RAY 134953
India-s services trade has grown at a very fast pace and
now contributes more than one-third of the export
revenue. India has also succeeded in raising its
penetration in global markets more rapidly for services
than for goods. Discussing the theoretical and empirical
basis of the flourishing world trade in services, this
book analyses the factors responsible for the rapid rise
in services trade in India, its composition, and sectoral
strengths and weaknesses.
** Service industries --India, International trade.
|| PROBABILITIES and APPLIED MATHEMATICS
||36 Ibe, Oliver C
Fundamentals of stochastic networks / Oliver C Ibe.--
Hoboken: Wiley, 2011.
xii, 295p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781118065679.
519.22 IBE 134859
This book uniquely combines queuing networks with
Bayesian, Boolean, and random networks and provides an
interdisciplinary approach by including applications in
biology, communications, mathematics, engineering, and
operations management. Combining techniques from
stochastic processes and graph theory to analyze the
behavior of networks, the book includes science and
engineering applications, many practical examples that
include related mathematical details, and numerous solved
** Queuing theory, stochastic analysis.
37 Ziegler, Andreas
Generalized estimating equations / Andreas Ziegler.-- New
York: Springer, 2011.
xv, 144p. 23cm.
(Lecture notes statisatics,204).
ISBN : 9781461404989.
519.536 ZIE 134846
Generalized estimating equations have become increasingly
popular in biometrical, econometrical, and psychometrical
applications because they overcome the classical
assumptions of statistics, which are too restrictive for
many problems. Therefore, the main goal of this book is
to give a systematic presentation of the original
generalized estimating equations (GEE) and some of its
further developments. Subsequently, the emphasis is put
on the unification of various GEE approaches. This is
done by the use of two different estimation techniques,
the pseudo maximum likelihood (PML) method and the
generalized method of moments (GMM). The author details
the statistical foundation of the GEE approach using more
general estimation techniques. The book could therefore
be used as basis for a course to graduate students in
statistics, biostatistics, or econometrics.
** Generalized estimating equations
|| EARTH SCIENCES and GEOLOGY
|| 38 Dessler, Andrew E
Introduction to modern climate change / Andrew E Dessler.
-- Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
xiii, 238p. 26cm.
ISBN : 9781107001893.
551.6 DES 134872
This book is aimed at non-science-major undergraduates
and is tightly focused on the problem of anthropogenic
climate change. The first half of the book focuses on the
science of modern climate change, including evidence that
the Earth is warming and a basic description of climate
physics. It also covers concepts like radiative forcing,
feedbacks, and the carbon cycle. The book shows many
algebrai based calculations to illustrate the science.
The second half of the book goes beyond science to
address non-science issues such as the economics and our
policy options to address climate change. The goal of the
book is for a student to leave the class ready to engage
in the public policy debate on this issue.
** Climatic changes 2. Climatic changes-Government policy
||39 Agren, Goran I
Terrestrial ecosystem ecology :principles and
applications / Goran I Agren and Folke O Andersson.--
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
xviii, 330p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9781107648258.
577 AGR 134875
In order to maintain long-term and sustainable use of the
world’s natural resources it is important that we
understand how and why ecosystems respond to such
changes. This book explains the structure and functioning
of terrestrial ecosystems, using examples ranging from
the Arctic to the tropics to demonstrate how they react
under differing conditions. This knowledge is developed
into a set of principles that can be used as starting
points for analyzing questions about ecosystem behavior.
Ecosystem dynamics are also considered, illustrating how
ecosystems develop and change over a range of temporal
and spatial scales and how they react to perturbations,
whether natural or man-made. Throughout the book,
descriptive studies are merged with simple mathematical
models to reinforce the concepts discussed and aid the
development of predictive tools.
** Ecology 2. Climatic changes- Environmental aspects 3.
Global Environmental change 4. Biological systems 5.
|| ANIMALS (ZOOLOGY)
|| 40 Morris, Desmond
The Naked ape : a zoologist-s study of the human animal /
Desmond Morris.-- New York: Delta, 1967.
ISBN : 9780385334303.
599.9 MOR 134961
In this anthropological study which places man,
distinguished by the nakedness of his skin, alongside the
apes and monkeys, the author "examines man-s fundamental
motives and behavior... Human feeding, grooming,
sleeping, fighting, mating, and taking care of the young
** Human beings -- Animal nature, Human behavior.
|| MEDICINE and HEALTH
|| 41 Ellis, Albert
Overcoming destructive beliefs, feelings and behaviors :
new directions for rational emotive behavior therapy /
Albert Ellis.-- Amherst: Prometheus Books, 2001.
ISBN : 9781573928793.
616.8914 ELL 134965
First developed in 1955, Rational Emotive Behavior
Therapy (REBT) is the original form of Cognitive Behavior
Therapy and one of the most successful psychotherapeutic
techniques in the world. Its founder, world-renowned
psychologist Albert Ellis, now offers an up-to-date
description of the main principles and practices of this
innovative and influential therapy. In this book, the
author points out the most recent revisions he has made
to his original therapy and examines the use of REBT in
treating specific clinical problems.
** Rational- motive behavior therapy.
|| 42 Botzem, Sebastian
The Politics of accounting regulation : organizing
transnational standard setting in financial reporting /
Sebastian Botzem.-- Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2012.
x, 223p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781849801775.
657.0218 BOT 134959
This book details the accounting standards that embody
societal and professional values and contribute to the
distribution of financial benefits that put international
harmonization of standards into the limelight.
** Accounting -- Law and legislation -- International
cooperation, Accounting -- Standards -- International
|| GENERAL MANAGEMENT
|| 43 Tengblad, Stefan (ed)
The Work of managers :towards a practice theory of
management / Stefan Tengblad.-- Oxford: Oxford University
xviii, 365p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780199639724.
658.001 TEN 134955
Managers are significant actors in contemporary
organizations and yet there is very little deep-level
analysis of what managers do, and how they understand
their managerial selves and social situations. Instead of
evaluating management techniques according to their
internal logic and systematic qualities, this book
advances the "practice perspective," using behavior and
activities of successful, experienced, and skilled
managers as the primary data for theorizing good
** Management --Philosophy, Social sciences and
44 Garrison, Ray H
Managerial accounting / Ray H Garrison, Eric W Noreen and
Peter C Brewer.--11th ed-- New Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill,
xvi, 863p. CD-ROM. 25cm.
ISBN : 9780070700406.
658.1511 GAR 134863
This book contains the following topics: Managerial
accounting and the business environment, cost term,
concepts, and classification, systems design: job-order
costing, systems design: process costing , cost behavior
: analysis and use, Cost-volume-profit relationships,
variable costing: a tool for management, activity-based
costing: a tool to aid decision making etc.
** Managerial accounting.
45 Argyris, Chris
Organizational traps :leadership, culture, organizational
design / Chris Argyris.-- Oxford: Oxford University Press
ix, 214p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780199639649.
658.314 ARG 134954
Chris Argyris explores why it is that the same conflicts
are experienced in organizations, yet the issues are
often ignored and never addressed. He shows how our
behavior creates these -organizational traps-, and that
while much writing on management also shows this, it
doesn-t focus on how to avoid these traps.
** Corporate culture, Organizational behavior,
46 Bijapurkar, Rama
Customer in the boardroom? : crafting customer-based
business strategy / Rama Bijapurkar.-- Los Angeles: Sage
xxii, 232p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9788132106357.
658.4012 BIJ 134920
This book highlights the need for companies to embed
customer centricity into the heart of their business
strategy development process, if they are to continue to
grow profitably and secure their future. The author
presents a compelling treatise on how to develop business
strategy around the world of customers rather than the
world of competitors. She draws a sharp distinction
between the -market = industry size- and the -market =
customers with needs- bases for developing business
strategy. The book proposes Customer-Based Business
Strategy (CBBS), a lucid and simple framework for the
successful assimilation of customer-centricity in
** Customer relations -- Management, Strategic planning.
47 Zook, Chris
Repeatability :build enduring business for a world of
constant change / Chris Zook and James Allen.-- Boston:
Harvard Business School, 2012.
ISBN : 9781422143308.
658.4012 ZOO 134873
In Repeatability, Chris Zook and James Allen warn that
complexity is a silent killer of profitable growth.
Successful companies endure by maintaining simplicity at
their core. They dont stray from, or regularly discard,
their business model in pursuit of radical renovation.
Instead, they build a repeatable business model that
produces continuous improvement and allows them to
rapidly adapt to change without succumbing to complexity.
The book stresses the value of repeatability in
business, showing how the big idea today is really made
up of a series of successful smaller ideas driven by a
simple and repeatable business model. They show how some
of the worlds best-known firms combine a core
differentiation model with speed, adaptability, and
simplicity to land them at the top for long periods of
time. Its the new blueprint for reaching the top and
** strategic planning 2. business planning 3.
technological innovations 4. organizational change 5.
48 Kirchmer, Mathias
High performance through process excellence : from
strategy to execution with business process management /
Mathias Kirchmer.-- Heidelberg: Springer, 2011.
xviii, 178p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9783642211645.
658.4063 KIR 134924
High Performance Through Process Excellence explores how
business process management delivers real value in
private and public sector organizations around the world.
It is written for executives and managers as well as
educators and students.
** Business planning -- Data processing, Reengineering
(Management), Production management, Management
49 Nurick, Aaron J
The Good enough manager : the making of a gem / Aaron J
Nurick.-- New York: Routledge, 2012.
xi, 148p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780415885348.
658.409 NUR 134860
In this book, author shows how it is anchored in
developing a realistic image of one-s own powers and
those of his/her colleagues, avoiding the toxic dangers
of omnipotent thinking, self-idealization, and
perfectionism. With this quality of awareness the
manager/leader is able to create the trust and
facilitating environment that is crucial for success in
** Management, Executive ability, Leadership.
50 Fullan, Michael
Change leader : learning to do what matters most /
Michael Fullan.-- San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2011.
xvii, 172p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780470582138.
658.4092 FUL 134853
Provides a much-needed leadership guide for today-s
turbulent climate.Written by an internationally acclaimed
authority on organizational change Includes illustrative
examples from business, education, nonprofit, and
government sectors the author shows leaders how to eschew
policies and strategies that focus on shallow and short-
term goals and develop leadership skills for long-term
** Leadership, Organizational change.
51 Rickards, Tudor
Dilemmas of leadership / Tudor Rickards.--2nd ed-- New
York: Routledge, 2012.
xii, 263p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780415618540.
658.4092 RIC 134857
Leadership, as a way of focusing and motivating a group
or organization to achieve its aims, is a much discussed
but often misunderstood concept. Building on the success
of the first edition, this text takes the reader on a
journey through the various fundamental dilemmas apparent
within leadership studies, dilemmas such as: Is a leader
born or made? How are tensions between ethical dilemmas
and economic self-interest resolved? How does a leader-s
desire for control balance with the need to empower
members of the organization? Student-friendly features
new to this edition include a wealth of leadership cases,
videos, PowerPoint and web-based content regularly
updated, so that the book can be studied in the context
of the most pressing contemporary leadership issues.
52 Frei, Frances
Uncommon service :how to win by putting customers at the
core of your business / Frances Frei and Anne Morriss.--
Boston: Harvard Business Review Press, 2012.
x, 247p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781422133316.
658.812 FRE 134878
In Uncommon Service, Frances Frei and Anne Morriss show
how, in a volatile economy where the old rules of
strategic advantage no longer hold true, service must
become a competitive weapon, not a damage-control
function. That means weaving service tightly into every
core decision your company makes.The authors reveal a
transformed view of service, presenting an operating
model built on tough choices organizations must make.
Practical and engaging, Uncommon Service makes a powerful
case for a new and systematic approach to service as a
means of boosting productivity, profitability, and
** Customer relations 2. Customer services 3. Service
53 Schindler, Robert M
Pricing strategies : a marketing approach / Robert M
Schindler.-- Los Angeles: Sage, 2012.
xvii, 391p. 28cm.
ISBN : 9781412964746.
658.816 SCH 134861
This book makes basic pricing concepts more accessible to
business students through a simple unified system for the
setting and management of prices. The author demystifies
the formulas used in pricing and shows students how they
can do the math necessary for making effective price-
related decisions. He demonstrates how pricing should be
guided by the marketing concept, focusing on the needs
and sensitivities of the customer, showing that an
understanding of consumer behavior is central to core
** Pricing, Marketing.
54 Kaden, Robert J (ed)
Leading edge marketing research : 21st century tools and
practices / Robert J Kaden, Gerald Linda and Melvin
Prince.-- Los Angeles: Sage, 2012.
xviii, 483p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781412991315.
658.83 KAD 134864
This book explores new and leading edge marketing
research approaches as successfully practiced by
visionaries of academia and the research industry. This
book showcases the excitement of a field where
discoveries abound and researchers are valued for solving
weighty problems and minimizing risks. The authors offer
rich new tools to measure and analyze consumer attitudes,
combined with existing databases, online bulletin boards,
social media, neuroscience, radio frequency
identification (RFID) tags, behavioral economics, and
** Marketing research.
|| CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
|| 55 Sterner, Thomas (ed)
Fuel taxes and the poor :the distributional effects of
gasoline taxation and their implications for climate
policy / Thomas Sterner.-- New York: RFF Press, 2012.
xix, 357p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781617260926.
665.50973 STE 134867
This book challenges the conventional wisdom that
gasoline taxation, an important and much-debated
instrument of climate policy, has a disproportionately
detrimental effect on poor people. Increased fuel taxes
carry the potential to mitigate carbon emissions, reduce
congestion, and improve local urban environment. As such,
higher gasoline taxes could prove to be a fundamental
part of any climate action plan. While there may be some
slight regressivity in some high-income countries, as a
general rule, fuel taxation is a progressive policy
particularly in low income countries. Some costs from
fuel taxes may be passed on to poor people through more
expensive public transportation and food transport.
Nevertheless, in general the authors find that gasoline
taxes become more progressive as the income of the
country in question decreases.
** Gasoline-taxation-United States 2. Motor fuels-
taxation United States 3. Poor -United States 4.
Environmental policy-United States
|| HISTORY OF ASIA
|| 56 Strauss, Julia (ed)
The History of the PRC (1949-1976) / Julia Strauss.--
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.
viii, 251p. 24cm.
(The China quarterly special issues new series, 7).
ISBN : 9780521696969.
951.05 STR 134871
The volume looks back to the revolutionary People-s
Republic of China between 1949 and 1976 from an
explicitly historical perspective, using historical
materials such as memoirs and archives. While there was a
great deal published on the revolutionary period by
political scientists when these events were
contemporaneous or near contemporaneous, there is little
in the field that both takes advantage of the temporal
distance and perspective that we now have in combination
with the range of primary materials that have come
available in the last ten to fifteen years. The volume
contains essays on a variety of particular subjects on
the revolutionary People-s Republic of China, and, unlike
most of the other work on the period that has either come
out recently or is in press, gives some coverage to the
entirety of the period. .
57 Ghassem-Fachandi, Parvis
Pogrom in Gujarat : hindu nationalism and anti-muslim
violence in India / Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi.-- Princeton:
Princeton University Press, 2012.
ISBN : 9780691151779.
954.75053 GHA 134891
In 2002, after an altercation between Muslim vendors and
Hindu travelers at a railway station in the Indian state
of Gujarat, fifty-nine Hindu pilgrims were burned to
death. The ruling nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party
blamed Gujarat-s entire Muslim minority for the tragedy
and incited fellow Hindus to exact revenge. The resulting
violence left more than one thousand people dead--most of
them Muslims--and tens of thousands more displaced from
their homes. Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi witnessed the
bloodshed up close. In this book, he provides a riveting
ethnographic account of collective violence in which the
doctrine of ahimsa--or nonviolence--and the closely
associated practices of vegetarianism became implicated
by legitimating what they formally disavow. Author looks
at how newspapers, movies, and other media helped
to fuel the pogrom. He shows how the vegetarian sensibilities
of Hindus and the language of sacrifice were manipulated to
provoke disgust against Muslims and mobilize the aspiring
middle classes across caste and class differences in the
name of Hindu nationalism. Drawing on his intimate knowledge of
Gujarat-s culture and politics and the close ties he
shared with some of the pogrom-s sympathizers, the author
offers a strikingly original interpretation of the
different ways in which Hindu proponents of ahimsa became
complicit in the very violence they claimed to renounce.
** Gujarat Riots, India, 2002, Pogroms -- India --
Gujarat Ethnic conflict -- India -- Gujarat, Muslims --
Violence against -- India -- Gujarat.
58 Baltrusaitis, Daniel F
Coalition politics and the Iraq war : determinants of
choice / Daniel F Baltrusaitis.-- New Delhi: Viva Books,
ix, 259p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9788130915241.
956.70443 BAL 134916
Drawing on his extensive examination of South Korean,
German, and Turkish politics in the approach to and
during the Iraq war, the author offers an in-depth
analysis of how domestic political dynamics critically
influence a state’s level of material and diplomatic
support to coalitions’ of choice.
** Iraq War, 2003- -- Diplomatic history, Iraq War, 2003-
-- Participation, Foreign, Coalitions, Korea (South) --
Politics and government -- 2002-, Germany -- Politics and
government -- 1990- .
|| HISTORY OF SOUTH AMERICA
|| 59 Mignolo, Walter D
The idea of Latin America / Walter D Mignolo.-- London:
xx, 198p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781405100861.
982 MIG 134906
The term "Latin" America supposes that there is an
America that is Latin, which can be defined in opposition
to one that is not. This geo-political manifesto revisits
the idea of Latinity, charting the history of the concept
from its emergence in Europe under France-s leadership,
through its appropriation by the Creole elite of South
America and the Spanish Caribbean in the second half of
the nineteenth century, up to the present day."
"Reinstating the Indigenous peoples, the enormous
population of African descent, and the 40 million
Latinos/as in the US that are rendered invisible by the
image of a homogeneous Latin America, the author asks
what is at stake in the survival of an idea which
subdivides the Americas. He explains why an "American
Union" similar to the European Union is at this point
unthinkable and he insists on the pressing need to leave
behind an idea of Latinity.
** Latin America --Name, Latin America --History --
Philosophy, Latin America --Civilization --European
influences, Latin America --Race relations.