|| SOCIAL PROCESSES
||1 Wennmann, Achim
The Political economy of peacemaking / Achim Wennmann.--
New York: Routledge, 2011.
xiii, 162p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780415667999.
303.66 WEN 137993
This book focuses on the economic dimensions of peace
processes and examines the opportunities and constraints
for assisting negotiated exits out of conflict.
** Peace-building , Peace -- Political aspects
|| SOCIAL GROUPS
||2 Joshi, Sanjay (ed)
The Middle class in colonial India / Sanjay Joshi.--
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.
lvi, 326p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780198063827.
305.5509540903 JOS 137941
It brings together seminal writings on the analysis of
the middle class in colonial India. It presents not only
all debates and discussions surrounding the subject but
also the historiographical shifts that have occurred
since the emergence of the middle class. Beginning with
extracts from classic writings like those of Lord
Dufferin, Aurobindo, Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru,
and D.D. Kosambi it traces the emergence of the
consciousness of middle class. The reader examines the
role of gender, caste, and religion in the making of
** Middle class -- India -- History -- 19th century ,
Middle class -- India -- History -- 20th century , India
- History -- British occupation, 1765-1947 ,
|| CULTURE and INSTITUTIONS
||3 Eckert, Penelope
Language and gender / Penelope Eckert and Sally McConnell
Ginet.--2nd ed-- Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,
xiii, 320p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781107659360.
306.44 ECK 137991
Language and Gender is an introduction to the study of
the relation between gender and language use. The authors
integrate issues of sexuality more thoroughly into the
discussion, exploring more diverse gendered and sexual
identities and practices. The core emphasis is on change,
both in linguistic resources and their use and in gender
and sexual ideologies and personae. This book explores
how change often involves conflict and competing norms,
both social and linguistic. Drawing on their own extensive
research, as well as other key literature, the authors
argue that the connections between language and gender
are deep yet fluid, and arise in social practice.
** Language and languages - Sex differences , LANGUAGE
ARTS and DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
|| SYSTEMS OF GOVERNMENTS and STATES
||4 Dovi, Suzanne
The Good representative / Suzanne Dovi.-- New York: Wiley
xiv, 258p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781118360613.
321.8 DOV 137988
In The Good Representative, the author argues that
democratic citizens should assess their representatives
by their display of three virtues: they must be fair-
minded, build critical trust, and be good gatekeepers.
** Representative government and representation
|| CIVIL and POLITICAL RIGHTS
||5 Ramcharan, Bertrand G
Preventive human rights strategies / Bertrand G Ramcharan
-- New York: Routledge, 2010.
xxii, 146p. 21cm.
ISBN : 9780415548564.
323 RAM 137980
This book identifies the need for preventive human rights
strategies, maps what exists by way of such strategies at
the present time, and offers policy options to deal with
the world of the future. The book suggests the future lies
in strong national protection systems backed up by
regional and international organs and an international
criminal justice system. The book explores the future of
preventive human rights through a wide range of
** Human rights , Diplomatic negotiations in
international disputes , Pacific settlement of
international disputes , Conflict management
||6 Greenberg, Edward
Introduction to Bayesian econometrics / Edward Greenberg.
--2nd ed-- Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
xix, 249p. 26cm.
ISBN : 9781107015319.
330.01519542 GRE 137966
This book is an introduction to econometrics from the
Bayesian viewpoint. It begins with an explanation of the
basic ideas of subjective probability and shows how
subjective probabilities must obey the usual rules of
probability to ensure coherency. It then turns to the
definitions of the likelihood function, prior
distributions, and posterior distributions. It explains
how posterior distributions are the basis for inference
and explores their basic properties. It also emphasizes
the R programming language, which has become the most
widely used environment for Bayesian statistics.
** Econometrics , Bayesian statistical decision theory
7 D-Costa, Anthony P (ed)
A new India? : critical reflections in the long twentieth
century / Anthony P D-Costa.-- Delhi: Anthem Press, 2012.
xix, 204p. 21cm.
ISBN : 9789380601434.
330.954 DCO 137954
This book critically examines the notion of a -new- India
by recognizing that India is changing remarkably and by
exposing the many economic, social, and political
contradictions that are integral to contemporary India.
** India -- Economic conditions -- 1947- ; India --
Social conditions -- 1947- ; India -- Civilization --
|| LABOR ECONOMICS
||8 Sloane, Peter
Modern labour economics / Peter Sloane, Paul Latreille
and Nigel O Leary.-- New York: Routledge, 2013.
xiv, 382p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780415469814.
331 SLO 137992
Labour economics as a discipline has changed dramatically
over the years. Firms and employees are part of a less
regulated, more fluid, and more international labour
market and knowledge, training, human resource
development and human capital are all major factors on
the contemporary scene. This book reflects these swingeing
changes. It also contains case studies designed to
illuminate theoretical concepts and exercises and
discussion questions to test.
** Labor economics
|| ECONOMICS OF LAND and ENERGY
||9 Cohen, Martin
The Doomsday machine : the high price of nuclear energy,
the world-s most dangerous fuel / Martin Cohen and Andrew
McKillop.-- New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
xiv, 242p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780230338340.
333.7924 COH 137961
The authors argue that the nuclear power dream being sold
to us is pure fantasy. Debunking the multilayered myth
that nuclear energy is cheap, clean, and safe, they
demonstrate how landscapes are ravaged in search of the
elusive yellowcake to fuel the reactors, and how energy
companies and politicians rarely discuss the true costs
of nuclear power plants - from the subsidies that build
the infrastructure to the unspoken guarantee that the
public will pick up the cleanup cost in the event of a
meltdown, which can easily top $100 billion dollars.
** Nuclear industry , Nuclear energy --Economic aspects ,
Nuclear energy --Environmental aspects , Nuclear power
plants , Nuclear accidents , SCIENCE / Energy , POLITICAL
SCIENCE / Public Policy / Environmental Policy , SCIENCE
/ Environmental Science
10 Young, Mike D (ed)
Investing in water for a green economy : services,
infrastructure, policies and management / Mike D Young
and Christine Esau.-- London: Routledge, 2013.
xx, 271p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9780415501262.
333.91 YOU 137990
In the context of the economies of the world becoming
greener, this book provides a global and
interdisciplinary overview of the condition of the
world-s water resources and the infrastructure used to
manage it. It focuses on current social and economic
costs of water provision, needs and opportunities for
investment and for improving its management.
** Water resources development , Sustainable development
BUSINESS and ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable
Development , BUSINESS and ECONOMICS / Environmental
|| INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
||11 Dahlman, Carl J
The World under pressure : how China and India are
influencing the global economy and environment / Carl J
Dahlman.-- Delhi: Foundation Books, 2013.
xxii, 301p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9789382264644.
337.51 DAH 137975
This book develops a framework that shows the
interdependence between economic size, trade, finance,
technology, environment, security, and global governance.
The author uses this framework to provide data on the
speed of global power shifts and to trace the
implications for nations worldwide. Analyzing this
critical moment in historical context, he offers insights
into our most pressing concerns.
** International economic relations , International
relations , China --Economic conditions --2000- , India -
Economic conditions --1991- , China --Foreign economic
relations , India --Foreign economic relations
||12 Dorin, Bruno (ed)
The Indian entrepreneur : a sociological profile of
businessmen and their practices / Bruno Dorin.-- New
Delhi: Centre de Sciences Humaines, 2003.
ISBN : 9788173044779.
338.04 DOR 137934
This book focuses on three different levels, the socio-
cultural world (family, community and value-concepts in
India), the politics of business (history and strategy of
five Indian industrial empires) and the employer in his
** Family-owned business enterprises -- India --
Sociological aspects , Businessmen -- India -- Social
conditions -- Case studies , India -- Economic conditions
13 McCartney, Matthew
India - the political economy of growth, stagnation and
the state, 1951-2007 / Matthew McCartney.-- New York:
xxv, 278p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780415476638.
338.954009045 MAC 137933
This book examines economic growth in India from 1951 to
the present, challenging many accepted orthodox views.
The book uses an empirical approach to contend that the
state has an important role in several key areas
including: mobilising a surplus, allocating the surplus
in an efficient way to productive investment projects,
and in building institutions (including political
parties) through which conflict can managed between the
different losers and rent-seekers affected by economic
changes. It shows how, over time and in periods of growth
and stagnation, the state in India has acted in key
areas, and how the actions of the state has had a
profound impact on economic outcomes. Overall, the book
makes a major contribution to understanding the economic
history of development in India and to understanding the
role of the state in economic development more generally.
** India -- Economic policy -- 1947-
|| MACROECONOMICS and RELATED TOPICS
||14 DeJong, David N
Structural macroeconometrics / David N DeJong and Chetan
Dave.--2nd ed-- Princeton: Princeton University Press,
xvi, 418p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780691152875.
339 DEJ 137994
Structural Macroeconometrics provides a thorough overview
and in-depth exploration of methodologies, models, and
techniques used to analyze forces shaping national
economies.The authors detail strategies for solving
dynamic structural models and present the full range of
methods for characterizing and evaluating empirical
implications, including calibration exercises, method-of-
moment procedures, and likelihood-based procedures, both
classical and Bayesian.
** Macroeconomics - Econometric models , Macroeconomics
|| OTHER SOCIAL PROBLEMS and SERVICES
||15 Salih, M A Mohammed (ed)
Local climate change and society / M A Mohammed Salih.--
London: Routledge, 2013.
xix, 221. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780415520379.
363.73874561 SAL 137967
Local Climate Change and Society examines how climate
change has altered society-s relationship with the
environment and particularly local communities to adapt
to and mitigate climate change. The book analyzes the
principles, practices and local responses to micro-level
climate policies and interrogates the increasing role of
local governments and local climate social movements
induced by transnational corporations- activities both
above and below the equator.
** Greenhouse gas mitigation - Government policy ,
Climate change mitigation - Government policy , Community
development , Human beings - Effect of climate on.
|| MEDICINE and HEALTH
||16 Alexander, Eben
Proof of heaven : a neurosurgeon-s journey into the
afterlife / Eben Alexander.-- New York: Simon and
vi, 196p. 21cm.
ISBN : 9781451695199.
617.48092 ALE 137955
This book explores the idea of the afterlife in a secular
way and challenges the neuroscience doctrinal assertions
that completely dismiss near death experiences (NDE),
literally, as a figments of imagination.
** Alexander, Eben , Neurosurgeons --United States --
Biography , Near-death experiences --United States ,
RELIGION / Eschatology , RELIGION / Religion and Science ,
MEDICAL / General
|| GENERAL MANAGEMENT
||17 Harvard Business Review
HBR-s 10 must reads on collaboration.-- Boston: Harvard
Business Review Press, 2013.
v, 163p. 21cm.
ISBN : 9781422190128.
658.046 HAR 137968
** Business networks , Cooperativeness ,
18 Berman, Karen
Financial intelligence : a manager-s guide to knowing
what the numbers really mean / Karen Berman, Joe Knight
and John Case.-- Boston: Havard Business Review Press,
xv, 284p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781422144114.
658.1511 BER 137962
This book brings the numbers up to date and continues to
teach the basics of finance to managers who need to use
financial data to drive their business. It also addresses
issues that have become even more important in recent
years-including questions around the financial crisis and
those around broader financial and accounting literacy.
** Personnel management , Finance
19 Harvard Business Review
HBR-s 10 must reads on teams.-- Boston: Harvard Business
Review Press, 2013.
v, 192p. 21cm.
ISBN : 9781422189870.
658.4022 HAR 137972
** Teams in the workplace
20 Harvard Business Review
HBR-s 10 must reads on innovation.-- Boston: Harvard
Business Review Press, 2013.
v, 179p. 21cm.
ISBN : 9781422189856.
658.4063 HAR 137970
** Creative ability in business , Creative thinking ,
Diffusion of innovations --Management , Technological
innovations --Management , New products
21 Harvard Business Review
HBR-s 10 must reads on communication.-- Boston: Harvard
Business Review Press, 2013.
v, 190p. 21cm.
ISBN : 9781422189863.
658.45 HAR 137969
** Business communication , Communication in management ,
22 Mori, Teruo
Taguchi methods : benefits, impacts, mathematics,
statistics, and applications / Teruo Mori.-- New York:
ASME Press, 2011.
xxix, 824p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780791859698.
658.562 MOR 137889
This book describes how to conduct robust technology
development in a time- and cost-efficient manner, as
originated by Dr. Taguchi in the early 1990s, and
includes all aspects for the development of robust
technology and robust products: quality philosophy,
quality strategies/planning, management and organization,
robust design methods/tools, and real-life case studies
** Taguchi methods (Quality control) , Quality control --
Mathematics , Logic
||23 Elkin, James (ed)
Theorizing visual studies : writing through the
discipline / James Elkin and others.-- New York:
xv, 303p. 26cm.
ISBN : 9780415877930.
701 ELK 137995
This collection brings together over sixty essays that
invoke images to summon, interpret, and argue with visual
studies and its neighboring fields such as art history,
media studies, visual anthropology, critical theory,
cultural studies, and aesthetics. It is frequently
inventive in relation to guiding theories-reflecting the
ongoing growth of visual studies.
** Art and society , Visual communication , Aesthetics
|| WORLD HISTORY
||24 Alexander, Jeffrey C
The Dark side of modernity / Jeffrey C Alexander.--
Cambridge: Polity Press, 2013. viii, 187p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780745648224.
909.82 ALE 137986
This book presents a critical, alarmed, but also nuanced
understanding of the post-traditional world we inhabit
today. The author writes about modernity as historical
time and social condition, but also as ideology and
** Civilization, Modern , Social sciences - Philosophy