||1 Nozick, Robert
The Nature of rationality / Robert Nozick.-- Princeton:
Princeton University Press, 1993.
xvi, 226p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780691020969.
128.3 NOZ 138155
This book addresses ethical and social problems that
matter to every thoughtful person. Here, the author
continues his search for the connections between
philosophy and "ordinary" experience. He offers a bold
theory of rationality, the one characteristic deemed to
fix humanity-s "specialness. "As the author explores
rationality of decision and rationality of belief, he
shows how principles actually function in our day-to-day
thinking and in our efforts to live peacefully and
productively with each other. Throughout, the book
combines daring speculations with detailed investigations
to portray the nature and status of rationality and the
essential role that imagination plays in this singular
** Reasoning , Reason
|| DIFFERENTIAL and DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
|| 2 Gonzales, Laurence
Everyday survival : why smart people do stupid things /
Laurence Gonzales.-- New York: W W Norton, 2008.
ISBN : 9780393058383.
155.9 GON 138145
This book shows how modern society has made us lazy and
susceptible to previously unknown threats. This book
finds that natural laws profoundly affect our actions,
and reveals the hidden causes and costs of our behaviour,
either as individuals or as a species.
** Intellect , Stupidity , Errors , Life skills
|| SOCIAL SCIENCES, SOCIOLOGY and ANTHROPOLOGY
|| 3 Gideon, Lior (ed)
Handbook of survey methodology for the social sciences /
Lior Gideon.-- New York: Spinger, 2012.
xvi, 520p. 26cm.
ISBN : 9781461438755.
300.723 GID 138139
This book covers all phases of survey design and
implementation, examining data collection, offering
advice on asking targeted questions, improving accuracy
and quality of responses and reducing sampling and non-
** Surveys -- Methodology -- Handbooks, manuals, etc. ,
Social surveys -- Methodology -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
, Social sciences -- Research -- Methodology --
Handbooks, manuals, etc.
|| SOCIAL INTERACTION
|| 4 Bartel, Caroline A (ed)
Identity and the modern organization / Caroline A Bartel,
Steven L Blader and Amy Wrzesniewski.-- New Jersey:
Lawrence Erlbaum, 2007.
xv, 285p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780805856798.
302.35 BAR 138167
It presents an exchange of ideas among psychology and
management scholars on the realities of modern
organizational life and their effect on the identities
that organizations and their members cultivate. This book
bridges the domains of psychology and management to
facilitate a multi-level integration of theory and
research on identity processes.
** Organizational behavior , Organizational sociology ,
5 Mollona, Edoardo (ed)
Computational analysis of firms- organization and
strategic behaviour / Edoardo Mollona.-- London:
xix, 327p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780415476027.
302.350113 MOL 138168
This book addresses possible applications of computer
simulation to theory building in management and
** Strategic planning -- Computer simulation , Social
sciences -- Computer simulation
|| CULTURE and INSTITUTIONS
|| 6 Southerton, Dale (ed)
Encyclopedia of consumer culture / Dale Southerton.-- New
Delhi: Sage Publication, 2011.
ISBN : 9780872896017.
306.3 SOU 138152,V.1, 138153,V.2, 138154,V.3
This book covers consuming societies around the world,
from the Age of Enlightenment to the present, and shows
how consumption has become intrinsic to the world-s
social, economic, political, and cultural landscapes.
** Consumption (Economics) -- Encyclopedias , Consumer
behavior -- Encyclopedias , Consumption (Economics) --
Social aspects -- Encyclopedias
|| POLITICAL SCEINCE
|| 7 Butler, Judith
Contingency, hegemony, universality / Judith Butler,
Ernesto Laclau and Slavoj Zizek.--2nd ed-- New York:
ISBN : 9781844676682.
320.01 BUT 138151
In this book, three renowned contemporary theorists
discuss their different perspectives for politics and
** Political science -- Philosophy , Hegemony
8 Robinson, Christopher C
Wittgenstein and political theory : the view from
somewhere / Christopher C Robinson.-- Edinburgh:
Edinburgh University Press, 2009.
vii, 195p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780748639144.
320.092 WIT 138149
It relates Wittgenstein-s philosophy to a range of
problems and trends in contemporary political theory.
** Wittgenstein, Ludwig, 1889-1951 -- Criticism and
interpretation , Political science -- Philosophy ,
|| THE POLITICAL PROCESS
|| 9 Gehlbach, Scott
Formal models of domestic politics / Scott Gehlbach.--
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
xvi, 228p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781107610422.
324.97300151 GEH 138148
A unified and accessible treatment of important formal
models of domestic politics appropriate for students in
political science and economics.
** Elections -- United States -- Mathematical models ,
Political participation -- United States -- Mathematical
models , Game theory
|| 10 Blinder, Alan
Hard heads, soft hearts : tough-minded economics for a
just society / Alan S Blinder.-- Cambridge: Perseus Books
xi, 236p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780201145199.
330 BLI 138185
This book shows how economic policy is made in America
and how good policies often make bad politics. The author
discusses liberal-conservative divisiveness and shows how
it often prevents sound economic advice from being
** Economics , Economic policy
11 Schneider, Friedrich
The Shadow economy : an international survey / Friedrich
Schneider and Dominik H Enste.--2nd ed-- Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press, 2013.
viii, 216p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781107034846.
330 SCH 138203
Illicit work, social security fraud, economic crime and
other shadow economy activities are fast becoming an
international problem. It examines the causes and
consequences of this development using an integrated
approach explaining deviant behavior, which combines
findings from economic, sociological and psychological
research. The authors suggest that increasing taxation,
social security contributions, rising state regulatory
activities and the decline of the tax morale are all
driving forces behind this growth and they propose a
reform of state public institutions in order to improve
the dynamics of the official economy.
** Informal sector (Economics), Business enterprises-
Corrupt practices, Commercial crimes, Tax evasion,
Illegal aliens, Welfare fraud, Fraud.
12 Hirai, Toshiaki (ed)
Keynesian reflections : effective demand,money,finance
and policies in the crisis / Toshiaki Hirai, Maria
Cristina Marcuzzo and Perry Mehrling.-- Oxford: Oxford
University Press, 2013.
xxiv, 320p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780198092117.
330.156 HIR 138137
This book applies alternative Keynesian perspectives to
areas such as effective demand in the crisis, economic
theory and world recession, money and international
liquidity, and finance and international economic
** Keynesian economics , Global Financial Crisis, 2008-
13 Nayak, Satyendra
The Global financial crisis : genesis policy response and
road ahead / Satyendra Nayak.-- New York: Springer, 2013.
xii, 306p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9788132207979.
330.9 NAY 138138
This book takes a novel and holistic view of the global
financial crisis and gives a comprehensive agenda for the
reform of the global economy. It highlights why financial
markets are more volatile than other markets and need
** Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009 , International
economic relations , Financial crises -- History
14 Farlow, Andrew
Crash and beyond : causes and consequences of the global
financial crisis / Andrew Farlow.-- Oxford: Oxford
University Press, 2013.
xiv, 418p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780199578016.
330.90511 FAR 138133
This book explores the multiple entwined roots of the
crash, including the build-up of global economic
imbalances, the explosion in the use of novel financial
instruments, the mismanagement of risk, and the specific
roles played by housing and debt. It reviews the evidence
that on the eve of the crash all was not well and that
many political and finance industry leaders ignored the
dangers. The book details the key events of the crash,
and explains the main amplification mechanisms.
** Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009
15 Hope, Nicholas C (ed)
Economic reform in India : challenges, prospects, and
lessons / Nicholas C Hope and others.-- Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press, 2013.
viii, 536p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781107046047.
330.954 HOP 138144
In this book, leading economists assess India-s economic
performance, policies and institutions.
** BUSINESS and ECONOMICS / Development / Economic
Development , India --Economic policy --1991-
|| LABOR ECONOMICS
|| 16 Breman, Jan
At work in the informal economy of India : a perspective
from the bottom up / Jan Breman.-- 0xford: 0xford
University Press, 2013.
xiii, 457p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780198090342.
331.54095475 BRE 138132
This book brings to light the plight of the landless and
land-poor peasants in the informal economy in India.
While discussing the labour being pushed out of
agricultural production, the author contextualizes why,
when, and how this transition occurred. The book is a
result of anthropological fieldwork conducted in Gujarat-
the state with the highest rate of economic growth-
spanning over four decades.
** Informal sector (Economics) -- India -- Gujarat ,
Informal sector (Economics) -- India -- Gujarat --
Employees -- Economic conditions , Capitalism -- India --
|| FINANCIAL ECONOMICS
|| 17 Blinder, Alan S
The Quiet revolution : central banking goes modern / Alan
S Blinder.-- London: Yale University Press, 2004.
xviii, 119p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780300100877.
332.11 BLI 138184
This book shows that the changes, though quiet, have been
sufficiently profound to constitute a revolution in
central banking.The author considers three of the most
significant aspects of the revolution. The first is the
shift toward transparency: whereas central bankers once
believed in secrecy and even mystery, greater openness is
now considered a virtue. The second is the transition
from monetary policy decisions made by single individuals
to decisions made by committees. The third change is a
profoundly different attitude toward the markets, from
that of stern schoolmarm to one of listener. With
keenness and balance, the author examines the origins of
these changes and their pros and cons.
** Banks and banking, Central
|| PUBLIC FINANCE
|| 18 Chinn, Menzie D
Lost decades : the making of America-s debt crisis and
the long recovery / Menzie D Chinn and Jeffry A Frieden.-
New York: W W Norton, 2011.
xvii, 284p. 21cm.
ISBN : 9780393344103.
336.343373 CHI 138186
The massive inflow of foreign funds financed the booms in
housing prices and consumer spending that fueled the
economy until the collapse of late 2008. The authors
explore the political and economic roots of this crisis
as well as its long-term effects. They explain the
political strategies behind the Bush administration-s
policy of funding massive deficits with the foreign
borrowing that fed the crisis. They see the continuing
impact of huge debt in a slow recovery ahead.It explores
the origins and long-term effects of the financial crisis
in historical and comparative perspective.
** Debts, Public -- United States , Debts, External --
United States , Budget deficits -- United States.
|| 19 Kressel, Henry
Entrepreneurship in the global economy : engine for
economic growth / Henry Kressel and Thomas V Lento.--
Great Britain: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
xii, 266p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781107019768.
338.04 KRE 138135
It examines problems surrounding entrepreneurship in the
global economy through nine case histories of
** Entrepreneurship , Economic development , Free trade
20 Cassis, Youssef
Crises and opportunities : the shaping of modern finance
/ Youssef Cassis.-- Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013
xiii, 200p. 21cm.
ISBN : 9780199672431.
338.542 CAS 138134
This book examines the differences and commonalities of
eight global financial crises since the late nineteenth
century (including the Great Depression of the 1930s and
the Financial Debacle of the early twenty-first century)
to give insights into how the financial landscape has -
or has not - been reshaped after a systemic shock.
** Financial crises -- History , Financial services
industry -- History , Business cycles -- History ,
21 Bates, Robert H
Prosperity and violence : the political economy of
development / Robert H Bates.--2nd ed-- New York: W W
xvii, 124p. 20cm.
ISBN : 9780393933833.
338.9 BAT 138187
This text looks back over the history of human
civilization and explains the origins of the modern
state, focusing on the stages though which capitalism
evolves as a culture moves from dispersed agrarian clans
to the dense modern metropolis.The author demonstrates
how successful modern states harness ethnic diversity to
encourage prosperity rather than violence.
** Economic development , Social policy , Violence
22 A Frieden, Jeffry
Debt, development, and democracy : modern political
economy and Latin America, 1965-1985 / Jeffry A Frieden.-
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1991.
xiv, 280p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780691003993.
338.98009046 FRI 138183
In the 1970s and 1980s the countries of Latin America
dealt with their similar debt problems in very different
ways--ranging from militantly market-oriented approaches
to massive state intervention in their economies--while
their political systems headed toward either democracy or
authoritarianism. Applying the tools of modern political
economy to a developing-country context, the author
analyzes the different patterns of national economic and
political behavior that arose in Argentina, Brazil,
Chile, Mexico, and Venezuela.
** Latin America -- Economic policy -- Case studies ,
Debts, External -- Latin America -- Case studies , Latin
America -- Economic conditions -- 1982- -- Case studies
|| 23 Jovanovic, Miodrag A
Collective rights : a legal theory / Miodrag A Jovanovic.
-- Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
viii, 230p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781107007383.
340.11 JOV 138142
A legal-theoretical account of collective rights,
grounded in the normative-moral view of -value
** Group rights , Collective rights
|| MILITARY, TAX, TRADE and INDUSTRIAL LAW
|| 24 Eko, Lyombe S
New media, old regimes : case studies in comparative
communication law and policy / Lyombe S Eko.-- Lanham:
Lexington Books, 2012.
vi, 450p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780739167892.
343.099 EKO 138140
This book is a collection of novel theoretical
perspectives and case studies in comparative
communication law.It explains and illustrates how a
number of nation-states, transnational, and international
organizations employ culture-specific "distillations" of
universal principles to resolve tensions between freedom
of expression and other societal interests in real space
and cyberspace. This study provides essential scholarship
on comparative communication law and policy.
** Mass media -- Law and legislation , Communication
policy , Press law , Telecommunication -- Law and
legislation , Freedom of speech , Communication --
|| PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
|| 25 Kautilya
King, governance, and law in ancient India : Kautilya-s
arthasastra / Kautilya.-- Oxford: Oxford University Press
xxvii, 753p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780199891825.
351.01 KAU 138130
King, Governance, and Law in Ancient India presents an
English translation of Kautilya-s Arthasastra (AS.) along
with detailed endnotes. It codifies a body of knowledge
handed down in expert traditions and is specifically
interested in two things: first, how a king can expand
his territory, keep enemies at bay, enhance his external
power, and amass riches, second, how a king can best
organize his state bureaucracy to consolidate his
internal power, to suppress internal enemies, to expand
the economy, to enhance his treasury through taxes,
duties, and entrepreneurial activities, to keep law and
order, and to settle disputes among his subjects.
** Political science --India --History --Early works to
1800 , State, The --Early works to 1800 , Kings and
rulers (Hindu law) --Early works to 1800 , India --
Politics and government --To 997 --Early works to 1800 ,
India --Social conditions --Early works to 1800
|| 26 Berent, Iris
The Phonological mind / Iris Berent.-- Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press, 2013.
xv, 360p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780521149709.
414 BER 138147
Humans instinctively form words by weaving patterns of
meaningless speech elements. But why are humans compelled
to generate phonological patterns? And why do different
phonological systems - signed and spoken - share aspects
of their design? Drawing on findings from a broad range
of disciplines including linguistics, experimental
psychology, neuroscience and comparative animal
studies, the author explores these questions and proposes
a new hypothesis about the architecture of the
** Grammar, Comparative and general -- Phonology ,
Phonetics , Cognitive grammar , LANGUAGE ARTS and
DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Phonetics and Phonology ,
|| 27 Livio, Mario
Brilliant blunders : from Darwin to Einstein -- colossal
mistakes by great scientists that changed our
understanding of life and universe / Mario Livio.-- New
York: Simon and Schuster, 2013.
ISBN : 9781439192368.
500 LIV 138189
We all make mistakes. Nobody is perfect. And that
includes five of the greatest scientists in history --
Charles Darwin, William Thomson (Lord Kelvin), Linus
Pauling, Fred Hoyle, Albert Einstein. Livio brilliantly
analyses their errors to show where they were wrong and
right, but what makes his book so enjoyable to read is
Livio-s analysis of the psychology of these towering
figures. Along the way the reader learns an enormous
amount about the evolution of life on earth and in the
universe, but from an unusual vantage point -- the
mistakes of great scientists rather than the achievements
that made them famous.
** Errors, Scientific, SCIENCE / General, SCIENCE /
|| EARTH SCIENCES and GEOLOGY
|| 28 Cowie, Jonathan
Climate change : biological and human aspects / Jonathan
Cowie.--2nd ed-- New Delhi: Cambridge University Press,
xxii, 558p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9781107619210.
551.6 COW 138141
It is a review of future climate change for life sciences
and environmental science students, and policy-makers.
** Environmental Health , Acclimatization , Climate
|| 29 Lesk, Arthur M
Introduction to genomics / Arthur M Lesk.--2nd ed--
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.
xxii, 397p. 27cm.
ISBN : 9780199564354.
572.86 LES 138129
How do we identify the genes that make up our genome? And
how do different genes form the regulatory networks that
direct the process of life? This book provides an insight
into what can be revealed from the study of genomes: how
organisms differ or match, how different organisms
evolved how a genome is constructed and how it operates,
|| 30 Naha, Abhi
Essentials of mobile handset design / Abhi Naha and Peter
Whale.-- Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
xiv, 238p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9781107610446.
621.38456 NAH 138136
With this essential guide we will learn how the dynamics
of the market, and the pace of technology innovation,
constantly create new opportunities which design teams
utilize to develop new products that delight and surprise
us. It explores core technology building blocks, such as
chipsets and software components, and see how these
components are built together through the design
lifecycle to create unique handset designs.
** Cell phones --Design and construction , TECHNOLOGY and
ENGINEERING / Mobile and Wireless Communications
|| 31 Barker, Richard
Short introduction to accounting / Richard Barker.--
Great Britain: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
viii, 162p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781107610118.
657 BAR 138204
32 Jones, Michael
Accounting / Michael Jones.--3rd ed-- West Sussex: Wiley,
ISBN : 9781119977186.
657 JON 138156
Accounting provides a very accessible and easy-to-follow
introduction to accounting.
** Accounting , Accounting -- Problems, exercises, etc.
|| HISTORY OF EUROPE
|| 33 Rapport, Mike
The Napoleonic wars : a very short introduction / Mike
Rapport.-- Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.
xiv, 149p. 17cm.
ISBN : 9780199590964.
940.27 RAP 138131
The Napoleonic Wars left their mark on European and world
societies in a variety of ways, not least from the
radical social and political change they evoked in many
countries. Examining the social, political, and
institutional aspects of warfare in the Napoleonic era,
the author considers their significance and the legacy
they leave today.
** Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 , Europe -- Politics and
government -- 1789-1815