|| MENTAL PROCESSES and INTELLIGENCE
||1 Dwyer, Christopher P.
Critical thinking : conceptual perspectives and practical
guidelines / Christopher P. Dwyer.-- Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press, 2017.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN : 9781316509951.
153.42 DWY 145759
The book provides both opportunities to learn and apply
these skills through a series of exercises, as well as
guidelines on how critical thinking can be developed and
practices, in light of existing psychological research,
which can be used to enhance the experience of critical
thinking training and facilitate gains in critical
** Logic , Reasoning , Critical thinking
|| DIFFERENTIAL and DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
||2 Williams, Kipling D. (ed)
Ostracism, exclusion, and rejection / Kipling D. Williams
and Steve A. Nida.-- New York: Routledge, Taylor and
Francis Group, 2017.
(Frontiers of social psychology)
Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN : 9781848725584.
155.92 WIL 145793
This book examines research into the related phenomena of
ostracism, exclusion and rejection. Most individuals have
experienced both sides of the coin: being ostracized and
ostracizing others. People experience mild forms of
ostracism on a daily basis, but some endure years and
decades of being the social outcast. How does it feel to
be shunned, left out, not wanted? Research suggests that
even the mildest and briefest forms of ostracism are
painful and have downstream consequences to our feelings
of social connection. Longer-term ostracism has
devastating consequences on individual’s health and well-
** Marginality, Social , Social isolation , Rejection
(Psychology) , Exile (Punishment)
|| SOCIOLOGY and ANTHROPOLOGY
||3 Berberoglu, Berch
Social theory : classical and contemporary - a critical
perspective / Berch Berberoglu.-- New York: Routledge,
ix, 293p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9781138125490.
301.01 BER 145825
This book provides a sophisticated yet highly accessible
introduction to classical and contemporary social
theories. The author’s concise presentation allows
students and instructors to focus on central themes.
** Sociology -- Philosophy , Sociology -- Methodology ,
Sociology -- Classification
|| SOCIAL INTERACTION
||4 P R, Biju
Political internet : State and politics in the Age of
Social Media / Biju P R.-- New York: Routledge, 2017.
xi, 271p. , 22cm.
ISBN : 9781138282780.
302.23 PRB 145820
This book investigates the Internet as a site of
political contestation in the Indian context. It widens
the scope of the public sphere to social media, and
explores its role in shaping the resistance and protest
movements on the ground. The book also explores the role
of the Internet, a global technology, in framing debates
on the idea of the nation state, especially India, as
well as diplomacy and international relations. It also
discusses the possibility of whether Internet can be used
as a tool for social justice and change, particularly by
the underprivileged, to go beyond caste, class, gender
and other oppressive social structures.
** Mass media -- Political aspects , Internet --
|| SOCIAL PROCESSES
||5 Foer, Franklin
World without mind : the existential threat of big tech /
Franklin Foer.-- New York: Penguin Press, 2017.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN : 9781101981115.
303.483 FOE 145869
Elegantly tracing the intellectual history of computer
science from Descartes and the enlightenment to Alan
Turing to Stuart Brand and the hippie origins of today-s
Silicon Valley Foer exposes the dark underpinnings of our
most idealistic dreams for technology. The corporate
ambitions of Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon, he
argues, are trampling longstanding liberal values,
especially intellectual property and privacy. This is a
nascent stage in the total automation and homogenization
of social, political, and intellectual life. By
reclaiming our private authority over how we
intellectually engage with the world, we have the power
to stem the tide.
** Technology--Social aspects , Information services
|| SOCIAL GROUPS
||6 Chatterjee, Anasua
Margins of citizenship : Muslim experiences in urban
India / Anasua Chatterjee.-- New York: Routledge, 2017.
x, 192p. , 22cm.
ISBN : 9781138038264.
305.6970954 CHA 145830
This book is an ethnographic study of marginality of
Muslims in urban India. It explores the realities and
consequences of socio-spatial segregation faced by Muslim
communities and the various ways in which they negotiate
it in the course of their everyday lives. By narrating
lived experiences of ordinary Muslims, the author
attempts to construct their identities as citizens and
** Poverty -- India -- Mumbai , Cities and towns -- India
-- Mumbai , Mumbai (India) -- Politics and government
||7 Wit, Joop de
Urban poverty, local governance and everyday politics in
Mumbai / Joop de Wit.-- Abingdon: Routledge, 2017.
ISBN : 9781138281387.
307.76095479 WIT 145829
This book explores the informal (political) patronage
relations between the urban poor and service delivery
organizations in Mumbai, India. It examines the
conditions of people in the slums and traces the extent
to which they are subject to social and political
exclusion. The book combines theory and insights from
disciplines as diverse as political science, anthropology
and policy studies. It provides a comprehensive, multi-
level overview of the various actors within local
municipal governance and democracy as also consequences
for citizenship, urban poverty, gender relations, public
services, and neoliberal politics.
** Poverty—India--Mumbai , Cities and towns--India
-- Mumbai , Mumbai (India)-- Politics and government
|| POLITICAL SCIENCE
||8 Mitchell, William
Reclaiming the state : a progressive vision of
sovereignty for a post-neoliberal world / William
Mitchell and Thomas Fazi.-- London: Pluto Press, 2017.
302p. , 22cm.
ISBN : 9780745337326.
320.15 MIT 145795
The crisis of the neoliberal order has resuscitated a
political idea widely believed to be consigned to the
dustbin of history. Brexit, the election of Donald Trump,
and the neo-nationalist, anti-globalization and anti-
establishment backlash engulfing the West all involve a
yearning for a relic of the past: national sovereignty.
In response to these challenging times, the authors
reconceptualise the nation state as a vehicle for
progressive change. They show how despite the ravages of
neoliberalism, the state still contains resources for
democratic control of a nation-s economy and finances.
** Sovereignty , Sovereignty -- Economic aspects , State,
The , Nationalism
9 Kraft, Michael E
Public policy : politics, analysis, and alternatives /
Michael E Kraft and Scott R Furlong.--6th ed.-- Thousand
Oaks: CQ Press, 2018.
xxviii, 553p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9781506358154.
320.60973 KRA 145857
In this book, students come to understand how and why
policy analysis is used to assess policy alternatives.
The book offers a fully revised, concise review of
institutions, policy actors, and major theoretical models
as well as a discussion of the nature of policy analysis
and its practice.
** Policy sciences -- Evaluation , Political planning --
Citizen participation , Political planning -- United
States -- Evaluation , Public administration -- United
States -- Evaluation
|| POLITICAL SCIENCE
||10 Chaube, Shibani Kinkar
The Idea of nation and its future in India / Shibani
Kinkar Chaube.-- London: Routledge, 2017.
xii, 377p. , 22cm.
ISBN : 9781138281400.
320.954 CHA 145835
This book is a theoretical-empirical study of nations and
nationalism on a global scale. It enquires if the idea of
the nation, by its own logic, is feasible and whether
India fulfills the requirement of nationhood with a
reasonable prospect of survival. The monograph engages
with the theories of nation and nationalism and examines
if they are relevant and tenable in contemporary times.
It looks at the way these ideas have acted out in the
Indian nation while attempting to map their future
** India -- Politics and government -- 21st century ,
Nationalism , Nation-building -- India
11 Arora, Vibha (ed)
Democratisation in the Himalayas : interests, conflicts,
and negotiations / Vibha Arora and N Jayaram.-- London:
xii, 209p. , 22cm.
ISBN : 9781138038295.
320.95496 ARO 145833
This book discusses competing interests, identity
politics that permeates political formations, the
transformations in the traditional forms of governance
and their adaption to democratic institutions, the
genesis and periodic eruptions of ethnic assertions, and
attempts to resolve ethnic conflict. It shows how recent
efforts at deepening democratic values and implementing
social justice have been resisted and contested. The book
argues that the play of ethnicity, the creation of
political parties and interest groups, the emergence of
social movements, and the voice of protest and opposition
do not indicate a crisis in democracy but comprise the
instruments by which the state is pushed towards reform,
welfare, and inclusive politics, and is obliged to listen
to the people.
** Democratization -- India , Himalaya Mountains region ,
Mumbai (India) -- Politics and government , Politics and
government , Ethnic relations -- Political aspects
|| FINANCIAL ECONOMICS
||12 Wheelan, Charles
Naked money : a revealing look at our financial system /
Charles Wheelan.-- New York: W. W. Norton, 2017.
xx, 348p. , 21cm.
ISBN : 9780393353730.
332.4 WHE 145836
It has no more value, as a simple slip of paper, than
Monopoly money. Yet even children recognize that tearing
one into small pieces is an act of inconceivable
stupidity. What makes a $20 bill actually worth twenty
dollars? In this book, the author uses this simple
question to open the door to the surprisingly colorful
world of money and banking. The search for an answer
triggers countless other questions along the way: Why
does paper money even exist? How do central banks use the
power of money creation to stop financial crises? Why
does most of Europe share a common currency, and why has
that arrangement caused so much trouble? He tackles all
of the above and more, showing us how our banking and
monetary systems should work in ideal situations and
revealing the havoc and suffering caused in real
situations by inflation, deflation, illiquidity, and other
** Money , Banks and banking , Finance
|| MACROECONOMICS and RELATED TOPICS
||13 Cosgrove, Serena
Understanding global poverty : causes, capabilities, and
human development / Serena Cosgrove and Benjamin Curtis.-
London: Routledge, 2018.
xiii, 290p. , 25cm.
ISBN : 9781138230774.
339.46 COS 145826
This book introduces students to the study and analysis
of poverty, helping them to understand why it is
pervasive across human societies, and how it can be
reduced through proven policy solutions. Using the
capabilities and human development approach, the book
foregrounds the human aspects of poverty, keeping the
voices, experiences and needs of the world’s poor in the
center of the analysis.
** Poverty , Economic development
|| MILITARY SCIENCE
||14 Doyle, Timothy
Geoeconomics and geosecurities in the Indian Ocean Region
/ Timothy Doyle.-- London: Routledge, 2017.
ix, 115p. , 26cm.
ISBN : 9781138205413.
355.03301824 DOY 145827
This book considers the insufficient dialogue between
ever increasing and closer connections between geo-
economics and geo-securities in the Indian Ocean Region,
and highlights some of the challenges. This book takes a
broader understanding of security than what is usually
meant in more traditional security frameworks in politics
and international relations. Economic and politics are
integrally, and obviously, related. This book considers
regional themes such as discourses around strategic
competition, models of regional cooperative security,
Indian Ocean Region domestic economies/ contexts and the
military industrial complex, and regional models of
identity and cultural belonging.
** Economics / Indian Ocean Region , Securities / Indian
Ocean Region , World politics
|| GENERAL MANAGEMENT
||15 Hoffman, Steven S
Make elephants fly : the process of radical innovation /
Steven S Hoffman.-- London: Piatkus, 2017.
xiii, 298p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9780349418834.
658.4062 HOF 145843
This book is designed to help you implement the same
innovation methodologies and processes as Silicon Valley
startups. It will teach you: How startups come up with
breakthrough products and services. How to structure
innovation teams. The best ways to identify and vet new
ideas. What it takes to foster a culture of innovation. How
to establish a process of innovation throughout your
** Entrepreneurship , Creative ability in business ,
16 Tidd, Joe (ed)
Promoting innovation in new ventures and small- and
medium sized enterprises / Joe Tidd.-- New Jersey: World
xii, 498p. , 24cm.
(Series on technology management , 28).
ISBN : 9781786343475.
658.4063 TID 145925
While most research focuses either on managing innovation
in larger organizations, or entrepreneurship in start-ups
and SMEs, the book aims to bridge these two fields by
examining innovation in new ventures and SMEs. This book
identifies themes which can reunite the study and
practice of entrepreneurship and innovation by examining
a potentially bridging phenomenon. The focus here is on
high -growth, innovative SMEs, and the interactions
between SMEs and larger organizations, private and
public. This book is organized around three over-lapping
themes : SME innovation performance, practices and
** New business enterprises -- Management , Small
business -- Management , Technological innovations --
17 Green, Jeremy Swinfen
The Weakest link : why your employees might be your
biggest cyber risk / Jeremy Swinfen Green and Paul Dorey.
xi, 209p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9781472936257.
658.478 GRE 145841
This book looks at one of the biggest issues in cyber
security: how to protect organizations from their own
employees. Threats can often involve employees acting in
ways that, accidentally or deliberately, leak information
or damage assets without a hacker being involved at all.
Emerging technologies and behavioral changes-driven by
cloud computing and people using their own smartphones
and tablets for work-are starting to make these threats
more common and far more serious. Written to help anyone
understand how information security has become the
responsibility of individual employees, it shows exactly
what they can do to protect company systems and data.
Effective solutions need to go beyond simple security
awareness and show how to create a complete culture of
security. Individuals can then use this learned behavior
to keep themselves digitally safe at work and in their
** Business enterprises -- Computer networks -- Security
measures , Data protection , Computer security
18 Daim, Tugrul U
Managing technological innovation : tools and methods /
Tugrul U Daim.-- New Jersey: World Scientific, 2017.
ix,387p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9789813207264.
658.577 DAI 145922
This book provides a set of tools and case studies for
RandD managers to effectively manage technological
innovations -- from the identifying of technological
needs to the launch of the product.
** Technological innovations -- Management ,
19 Atwal, Glyn
Luxury brands in China and India / Glyn Atwal and Douglas
Bryson.-- London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
xvii, 256p., 22cm.
ISBN : 9781137547132.
658.8 ATW 145744
This book provides an analysis of the luxury industry in
two of the world-s biggest and evolving markets, and
identifies and discusses the key issues and dynamics in
transforming their luxury landscapes.
** Business , Internet marketing , Globalization , Luxury
, Luxury -- History , Luxury goods industry
20 Mehta, Nick
Customer success: how innovative companies are reducing
churn and growing recurring revenue / Nick Mehta, Dan
Steinman and Lincoln Murphy.-- Hoboken: Wiley, 2016.
xiii, 238p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9788126563340.
658.812 MEH 145842
This book is the groundbreaking guide to the exciting new
model of customer management. Customer success teams are
being created in companies to quarterback the customer
lifecycle and drive adoption, renewals, up-sell and
advocacy. The Customer Success philosophy is invading the
boardroom and impacting the way CEOs think about their
business. Today, Customer Success is the hottest B2B
movement since the advent of the subscription business
model and this book is the one-of-a-kind guide that shows
you how to make it work in your company.
** Customer relations , Customer services , Success in