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 001   KNOWLEDGE  
   1 Ravitch, Sharon M
Reason and rigor : how conceptual frameworks guide research
/ Sharon M Ravitch and Matthew Riggan.-- Los Angeles:
Sage, 2012.
xxi, 174p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781412981255.
001.42 RAV 133714
This book presents conceptual frameworks as a mechanism
for aligning literature review, research design, and
methodology. Defined as an argument about why the topic
of a study matters, and why the methods proposed to study
it are appropriate and rigorous, the book explores the
conceptual framework as both a process and a framework
that helps to direct and ground researchers as they work
through common research challenges.

** Social sciences --Research --Methodology, Research --
Methodology, Qualitative research.
   2 Clines, Steve
Active directory for dummies / Steve Clines and Marcia
Loughry.--2nd ed.-- Hoboken: Wiley, 2008.
xviii, 334p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780470287200.
005.446 CLI 134192
This book helps to understand the basics of Active
Directory (AD) and utilize its structures to simplify
life and secure the digital environment. The book
discover how to exert fine-grained control over groups,
assets, security, permissions, and policies on a Windows
network and efficiently configure, manage, and update the
network. It find new and updated material on security
improvements, significant user interface changes, and
updates to the AD scripting engine, password policies,
accidental object deletion protection, and more.

** Active directory (Computer file).

3 McAndrew, Alasdair
Introduction to cryptography with open-source software /
Alasdair McAndrew.-- Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2011.
xix, 441p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781439825709.
005.82 MAC 133319
The book illustrates algorithms and cryptosystems using
examples and the open-source computer algebra system of
Sage. This book is focusing on the cryptosystems
themselves rather than the means of breaking them, the
book first explores when and how the methods of modern
cryptography can be used and misused. It then presents
number theory and the algorithms and methods that make up
the basis of cryptography today. After a brief review of
"classical" cryptography, the book introduces information
theory and examines the public-key cryptosystems of RSA
and Rabin-s cryptosystem.

** Computer security, Cryptography -- Mathematics, Data
encryption (Computer science), Open source software.
   4 Barevadia, Jaya
Library in an electronic era : redefining the role of
librarian / Jaya Barevadia.-- Jaipur: Aadi Publications,
ix, 195p. 21cm.
ISBN : 9789380902326.
025 BAR 133622

** Librarians -- Job descriptions -- Congresses,
Libraries -- Technological innovations -- Congresses,
Libraries -- Automation -- Congresses.

5 Chowdhury, G G
Information users and usability in the digital age / G G
Chowdhury and Sudatta Chowdhury.-- London: Facet
Publishing, 2011.
xvi, 208p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781856045971.
025.52 CHO 133318
The book constitute the main building blocks of today-s
electronic information world. This important new text
give a holistic overview of all of the necessary issues
relating to information users and the usability of
information services in the digital world, including user
cent red design, and the characteristics and behavior of
information users.

** Information behavior, User interfaces (Computer
systems), Information services.
   6 Kelly, Eugene
Material ethics of value : Max Scheler and Nicolai
Hartmann / Eugene Kelly.-- Dordrecht: Springer, 2011.
xviii, 253p. 23cm.
(Phaenomenologica, 203).
ISBN : 9789400718449.
121.8 KEL 133324
This book shows that the contributions of Max Scheler and
Nicolai Hartmann to a material ethics of value are
complementary: supplementing the work of one with that of
the other, the editors obtain a comprehensive and
defensible axiological and moral theory.

** Scheler, Max, 1874-1928, Hartmann, Nicolai, 1882-1950,
Values, Ethics.
 126   THE SELF  
   7 Gallagher, Shaun (ed)
The Oxford handbook of the self / Shaun Gallagher.--
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.
xi, 745p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9780199548019.
126 GAL 133356
This book is is an interdisciplinary collection of essays
that address questions in all of these areas. In
philosophy and some areas of cognitive science, the
emphasis on embodied cognition has fostered a renewed
interest in rethinking personal identity, mind-body
dualism, and overly Cartesian conceptions of self.
** Self (Philosophy), Self.
 150    PSYCHOLOGY  
   8 DePoy, Elizabeth
Human behavior theory and applications : a critical
thinking approach / Elizabeth DePoy and Stephen French
Gilson.-- Los Angeles: Sage, 2012.
xv, 372p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781412990363.
150 DEP 133710
In this book, authors use a critical thinking approach
to engage students to think in depth about theory and its
use in social work practice. With a strong focus on
diversity, this book expands its theory coverage to
include progressive and the most cutting-edge
contemporary thinking. The authors skillfully introduce
theory, critically examine each theory, including
developmental theories, environmental theories, diversity
theories, systems theories, and new and emerging
theories, and then apply each theory to social work
practice providing a synthesis of classical and
contemporary theory for scholarly analysis and
application to professional, intellectual, and social

** Psychology, Human behavior.
   9 Donaldson, Stewart I (ed)
Applied positive psychology : improving everyday life,
health, schools, work and society / Stewart I Donaldson,
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Jeanne Naka.-- New York:
Psychology Press, 2011.
xxvi, 237p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780415877824.
158.9 DON 133360
Positive Psychology has experienced extraordinary growth
over the past decade. Emerging research in this area is
suggesting new strategies for improving everyday life,
healthcare, education systems, organizations and work
life, and societies across the globe. This book will be
of interest to all applied psychologists, applied
researchers, social and organizational psychologists, and
anyone interested in applying the science of positive
psychology to improvement of the human condition.

** Psychology, Applied.
 170    ETHICS 
   10 Lintott, Sheila (ed)
Motherhood : philosophy for everyone : the birth of
wisdom / Sheila Lintott.-- Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell,
xvii, 226p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9781444330281.
173 LIN 133325
Covering issues ranging from whether we should
occasionally lie to our children, to the unexpected
challenges and complications of being a mother. It offers
insightful, serious but often humorous essays that can be
enjoyed by everyone - including husbands and fathers.
Considers salient philosophical issues relating to
pregnancy, birth, babycare, and raising a child.
** Motherhood -- Philosophy, Mother and child.
11 Banyard, Philip
Ethical issues in psychology / Philip Banyard and Cara
Flanagan.-- New York: Routledge, 2011.
viii, 178p. 21cm.
ISBN : 9780415429887.
174.915 BAN 133352
This book explains the key ethical issues in psychology
and reviews the various ethical principles and guidelines
developed by professional bodies. The book uses examples
from psychological research to look at: key ethical
issues ethical guidelines of psychologists, socially
sensitive research, ethics in applied psychology, the use
of animals in research.

** Psychology -- Research -- Moral and ethical aspects.
   12 Clark, Timothy
Martin Heidegger / Timothy Clark.--2nd ed-- London:
Routledge, 2011.
xvii, 197p. 19.5cm.
ISBN : 9780415590907.
193 HEI 133323
This guidebook provides an ideal entry-point for readers
new to Heidegger, outlining such issues and concepts as:
the limits of -theory- the history of being the origin of
the work of art language the literary work poetry and the
political Heidegger-s involvement with Nazism. It clearly
and concisely introduces Heidegger-s crucial work
relating to art, language and poetry, and outlines his
continuing influence on critical theory.

** Heidegger, Martin, 1889-1976.
   13 Bickman, Leonard (ed)
The sage handbook of applied social research methods /
Leonard Bickman and Debra J Rog.--2nd ed.-- New Delhi:
Sage, 2009.
xviii, 661p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9781412950312.
300.72 BIC 133355
The book covers core methods, research designs and data
collection, management, and analysis issues. It focus on
the multimethod and interdisciplinary application of
social research, it covers both qualitative and
quantitative approaches and places critical emphasis on
finding the tools that best fit the research question
given the constraints of deadlines, budget, and available

** Social sciences -- Research -- Methodology.

14 Alvesson, Mats
Qualitative research and theory development : mystery as
method / Mats Alvesson and Dan Karreman.-- New Delhi:
Sage, 2011.
132p. 21cm.
ISBN : 9780857023247.
300.721 ALV 133330
In this book authors present a framework for the use of
empirical material in theory development. The authors see
empirical findings as an integral part of theory rather
than external to it. In particular, they point to the
ways in which empirical material can be used for critical
reflection and to enhance our ability to challenge,
refine, or illustrate theory.

** Social sciences -- Research.
   15 Massey, Garth
Ways of social change : making sense of modern times /
Garth Massey.-- Los Angeles: Sage, 2012.
xvi, 447p. 23cm
ISBN : 9781412979870.
303.4 MAS 133717
This text is accessible and informative, acquainting
students with the narratives of contemporary social
change and teaching the critical thinking skills needed
to make sense of the changing world of the 21st century.
The book does not strive to answer the question: why does
social change happen? Rather, it examines five forces
that are, and will continue to be, major drivers of
social change: science and technology, social movements,
corporate power, government actions, and war.

** Social change, Technological innovations -- Social
aspects, Critical thinking.

   16 Mooney, Annabelle (ed)
The language, society and power reader / Annabelle Mooney
and others.-- London: Routledge, 2011.
xxi, 374p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780415430838.
306.44 MOO 133321
This book examines the ways in which language functions,
how it influences thought and how it varies according to
age, ethnicity, class and gender. This book looks at
language use in politics and the media and investigates
how language affects and constructs our identities,
exploring notions of correctness and attitudes towards
language use.

** Sociolinguistics, English language -- Social aspects.
   17 Jenks, Mike (ed)
Dimensions of the sustainable city / Mike Jenks and Colin
Jones.-- New York: Springer, 2010.
xiii, 282p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781402086458.
307.76 JEN 133382
This book investigates the sustainability dimensions of
cities through a series of projects based on a common
list of elements of urban form, and which draw on the
consortium-s latest research to review the sustainability
issues of each dimension. The elements of urban form
include density, land use, location, accessibility,
transport infrastructure and characteristics of the built
environment. The book also addresses issues such as
adapting cities, psychological and ecological benefits of
green space and sustainable lifestyles, each presenting a
critical review of the relevant literature followed by an
empirical analysis presenting the key results. Based on
studies across five UK cities, the book draws out
findings of relevance to sustainable cities worldwide.

** Sociology, Urban, Sustainable urban development ,
Sustainable urban development-Great Britain.

   18 Drogus, Carol Ann
Introducing comparative politics : concepts and cases in
context / Carol Ann Drogus and Stephen Orvis.--2nd ed--
Los Angeles: Sage, 2012.
xxxiv, 725p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9781608716685.
320.3 DRO 133711
The book integrates a set of extended case studies in
eleven core countries. Serving as consistent geographic
touchstones, the cases are set in chapters where they
make the most sense substantively not separated from
theory or in a separate volume and vividly illustrate
issues in cross-national context. The book also features
new "Methods in Context" boxes that model how
comparativists do their research and analysis, "In
Context" fact boxes that put eye-opening data into
thematic context, "Where and Why?" boxes that explore why
certain political outcomes occur in some countries but
not in others, and "Country and Concept" tables that
display key indicators for core countries.

** Comparative government, Comparative government --Case

19 Issues for debate in American public policy : selections
from CQ researcher.--12th ed-- Los Angeles: Sage, 2012.
xx, 414p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781608718290.
320.60973 ISS 133712
Is the new health-care reform law a good idea? Should
teachers be held more accountable for students
performance? Are tougher rules for financial firms
needed? Are offshore drilling regulations too weak? Does
capital punishment cost more to administer than it is
worth? This book takes up these and other compelling
questions. Covering sixteen hot topics, each selection
explores who the key players are, what-s at stake, and
explains why recognizing past and current developments is
so crucial to the future.

** Political planning --United States, United States --
Politics and government.

20 MacFarquhar, Roderick (ed)
The politics of China : sixty years of the people-s
republic of China / Roderick MacFarquhar.--3rd ed--
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
xii, 675 p. 23 cm.
ISBN : 9780521145312.
320.951 MAC 133364
This book, written by some of the leading experts in the
field, tracks China-s extraordinary transformation from
the establishment of the People-s Republic of China in
1949, through the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural
Revolution and the death of Chairman Mao, to its dynamic
rise as a superpower in the twenty-first century. This
book includes a new introduction and a seventh chapter
which focuses on the legacy of Deng Xiaoping, the
godfather of China-s transformation, under his successors
Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao.

** China -- Politics and government -- 1949-.
   21 Archibugi, Daniele (ed)
Global democracy : normative and empirical perspectives /
Daniele Archibugi, Mathias Koenig-Archibugi and Raffaele
Marchetti.-- Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
xiv, 296p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780521174985.
321.8 ARC 133706
Democracy is increasingly seen as the only legitimate
form of government, but few people would regard
international relations as governed according to
democratic principles. Can this lack of global democracy
be justified? Which models of global politics should
contemporary democrats endorse and which should they
reject? What are the most promising pathways to global
democratic change? To what extent does the extension of
democracy from the national to the international level
require a radical rethinking of what democratic
institutions should be? This book answers these questions
by providing a sustained dialogue between scholars of
political theory, international law, and empirical social
science. By presenting a broad range of views by
prominent scholars, it offers an in-depth analysis of one
of the key challenges of our century: globalizing
democracy and democratizing globalization.

** Democracy, Democratization, Globalization.
   22 DasGupta, Sumona
Citizen initiatives and democratic engagement :
experiences from India / Sumona DasGupta.-- London:
Routledge, 2010.
xv, 187p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780415596329.
323.0420954 DAS 133361
This book describes and analyses a series of citizen-led
campaigns to provide information about and energies the
institutions of local self-governance in India following
the 73rd and 74th Amendment Acts. Staggering in their
outreach and magnitude, the campaigns, popularly known as
PEVACs (Pre-election Voters- Awareness Campaigns),
reached out to huge swathes of the population,
particularly in rural India, through a unique network
that incorporated civil-society organizations across the
country, the media and the State Election Commission
itself. The book journeys through the heat and dust of
these extraordinary campaigns, drawing from a repertoire
of field reports and interviews to reflect on the
significance of this -experiment- on deepening democracy
in India.

** Political participation -- India, Voting -- Social
aspects -- India, India -- Politics and government.

23 Begum, Farzana
Freedom of information : basic tenets and issues /
Farzana Begum.-- New Delhi: Rajat Publications, 2010.
ix, 269p. 21cm.
ISBN : 9788178804576.
323.445 BEG 133617
The book present vital information under the following
main themes Information: what, why and how?, role of
communication, censorship and right to information, main
pillars for ensuring freedom of information, right to
information as human right, why official secrecy?,
statutory measures: a global view.

** Freedom of information.
   24 Bohmer, Carol
Rejecting refugees : political asylum in the 21st century
/ Carol Bohmer and Amy Shuman.-- London: Routledge, 2008.
xi, 288p. 19cm.
ISBN : 9780415773768.
325.21 BOH 133331
This book takes the reader on a journey through the
process of applying for asylum in both the United States
and Great Britain. The book intelligently weaves together
the experiences of asylum seekers wth a detailed
examination of refugee status determination in the US and
UK to reveal the current state of political asylum.

** Political refugees, Political refugees -- Government
policy, Asylum, Right of.
 330    ECONOMICS 
   25 Schneider, Friedrich (ed)
Handbook on the shadow economy / Friedrich Schneider.--
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2011.
xii, 522p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781848443358.
330 SCH 133674
This book covers a vast array of trade, goods and
services that are not part of the official economy of a
country. This presents the latest research on the size
and development of the shadow economy, which remains an
integral component of the economies of most developing
and many developed countries. The volume explores the
driving forces behind the shadow economy and highlights
important regional variations. The expert authors address
the whole spectrum of issues including tax moral,
government institutions, corruption and illicit work.
Importantly the book also examines recent progress in how
the shadow economy is measured and estimated.

** Economics.

26 Rausser, Gordon C
Political power and economic policy : theory, analysis,
and empirical applications / Gordon C Rausser, Johan
Swinnen and Pinhas Zusman.-- Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press, 2011.
xvi, 519p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780521148009.
330.01 RAU 133713
This book analyzes the links between political economics,
governance structures and the distribution of political
power in economic policy making. The book theoretically
explains and empirically quantifies these interactions.
The analysis includes both public good policies and
redistributive policies. Part I of the book presents the
conceptual foundations of political-economic bargaining
and interest group analysis. After presenting the
underlying theory, Part II of the book examines ideology,
prescription and political power coefficients, Part III
analyzes a number of specific structures, and Part IV
presents a framework for political econometrics with a
number of empirical applications and testable hypotheses.
In all four parts of the book, four analytical dimensions
of public policy are distinguished: governance
structures, political economy, mechanism design and

** Power (Social sciences), Economic policy.

27 Hsiao, Frank S T
Economic and business analysis : quantitative methods
using spreadsheets / Frank S T Hsiao.-- New Jersey: World
Scientific, 2011.
xxxiii, 636p. 25cm.
ISBN : 9789812834928.
330.0285554 HSI 133379
This textbook introduces the computer skills necessary
for modern-day undergraduate and graduate students for
economic and business analysis. It include innovative
applications of Excel commands, equations, formulas, and
graphics. In addition, the exposition of the basic
concepts, models, and interpretations are presented
intuitively and graphically with analysis. The book
contains numerous engaging and innovative examples and
problem sets. Practical applications are also
highlighted, including the introduction and discussion of
key concepts.

** Economics-Data processing, Industrial management-Data
processing, Microsoft Excel (Computer file).

28 Pearson, Ruth (ed)
Gender and the economic crisis / Ruth Pearson and
Caroline Sweetman.-- Warwickshire: Practical Action
Publishing, 2011.
1678p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781853397134.
330.092 PEA 133556
This book maps the emerging impact of the economic crisis
on people in different contexts, and suggest policy and
practice changes. Authors include researchers as well as
policymakers and development practitioners, who analyse
the initial impacts of the economic crisis in South and
East Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.

** Sex role -- Economic aspects, Global Financial Crisis,
2008-2009, Women -- Employment.

29 Sinha, Ajit
Theories of value from Adam Smith to Piero Sraffa / Ajit
Sinha.-- London: Routledge, 2010.
xii, 364 p. 22 cm.
ISBN : 9780415563208.
330.16 SIN 133365
This book presents a comprehensive account of more than
200 years of controversy on the classical theories of
value and distribution. The author focuses on four,
perhaps most critical, classics, viz., Adam Smith-s
Wealth of Nations, David Ricardo-s Principles of
Political Economy, Karl Marx-s Capital and Piero Sraffa-s
Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities. The
book highlights several significant differences in the
theories of the four authors as it searches for the
-classical standpoint- that separates them from the
-moderns-. It throws fresh light on some old questions
while introducing new, controversial interpretations in
the literature surrounding it.

** Distribution (Economic theory), Value.

30 Lybeck, Johan A
A global history of the financial crash of 2007-2010 /
Johan A Lybeck.-- Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,
xxii, 392p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781107648883.
330.90511 LYB 133707
In this book, the author draws on his experience as both
an academic economist and a professional banker to
present a detailed yet non-technical analysis of the
crash. He describes how the crisis began in early 2007,
explains why it happened and shows how it compares to
earlier financial crises. .

** Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009, Financial crises.
   31 Papadakis, Konstantinos (ed.)
Shaping global industrial relations : the impact of
international framework agreements / Konstantinos
Papadakis.-- New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
xx, 306p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780230314269.
331.88 PAP 133672
This book brings together the contributions of fifteen
specialists, both academics and practitioners, covering
the 80-plus IFAs that existed in July 2010. Particular
attention is paid to the negotiation and implementation
of IFAs, and a number of case studies illuminate the
managerial motivation behind the adoption of these
agreements. The authors evaluate the consequences of IFAs
and assess their potential as a model for cross-border
industrial relations in the future.

** International labor activities, Industrial relations
   32 Slee, Robert T
Private capital markets: valuation, capitalization, and
transfer of private business interests / Robert T Slee.--
2nd ed-- Hoboken: John Wiley, 2011.
xxiii, 609p. 28cm.
ISBN : 9780470928325.
332.041 SLE 133388
This book provides lawyers, accountants, bankers, estate
planners, intermediaries and other professionals with a
workable framework for making sound investment and
financial decisions based on their own needs and
experiences. It covers private business valuation, middle
market capital sources, the business ownership transfer
spectrum etc. The book provide empirical data on capital
markets for midsized businesses. It is useful in
appraising, buying, selling, or financing privately owned

33 Cizakca, Murat
Islamic capitalism and finance : origins, evolution and
the future / Murat Cizakca.-- Cheltenham: Edward Elgar,
xxxiii, 323p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780857931474.
332.091767 CIZ 133383

This book explores key issues within Islamic capitalism
and finance, shedding light on whether the Islamic system
can indeed be called -capitalist-, the principles on
which the system was built, the institutions that were
consequently developed, how they function and have
evolved, and, perhaps, most importantly, whether they can
be modernized to meet today-s needs. Against the backdrop
of rapid change in the Middle East, this book gives a
solid background to the economic systems that will emerge
in the world of Islam.

** Finance-Religious aspects--Islam, Capitalism-Religious
aspects--Islam, Finance (Islamic law), Islamic countries-
Economic conditions.

34 Deng, Ziliang
Foreign direct investment in China : spillover effects on
domestic enterprises / Ziliang Deng.-- London: Routledge,
xxvi, 252p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780415591423.
332.6730951 DEN 134166
This book provides an insightful exploration of whether
foreign direct investment (FDI) can promote the
productivity of domestic enterprises. The book is based
on a series of dedicated research conducted in the
context of the Chinese economy. It examines topical
economic issues in the contemporary world economy from
innovative perspectives.

** Investments, Foreign -- China, Industrial productivity
-- China, China -- Economic conditions.
   35 Bennett, Jeff (ed)
The international handbook on non-market environmental
valuation / Jeff Bennett.-- Cheltenham: Edward Elgar,
xix, 398p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781848444256.
333.72 BEN 133385
This book brings together world leaders in the field to
advance the development and application of NMEV as a tool
for policy-making. The expert contributors provide
insights into the state of the art across the spectrum of
both revealed and stated preference methods and highlight
new directions being taken. A sequence of topical
applications demonstrate various techniques and
illustrate what can be achieved using NMEV: deliberately
diverse case studies are drawn from Europe, North
America, Asia and Australia with valuation targets
ranging across use and non-use values of the environment.
A number of reviews of cutting-edge issues are also
presented. This book is useful for those interested in
environmental valuation from theoretical, practical or
policy perspectives to bring themselves to the forefront
of developments and practice.

** Environmental auditing, Environmental protection-
Economic aspects, Environmental protection-Costs.

36 Hoekstra, Arjen Y
The water footprint assessment manual : setting the
global standard / Arjen Y Hoekstra and others.-- London:
Earthscan, 2011.
xviii, 203p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781849712798.
333.9113 HOE 133673
This book offers a complete and up-to-date overview of
the global standard on water footprint assessment as
developed by the Water Footprint Network. More
specifically it provides a comprehensive set of methods
for water footprint assessment, shows how water
footprints can be calculated for individual processes and
products, as well as for consumers, nations and
businesses contains detailed worked examples of how to
calculate green, blue and grey water footprints,
describes how to assess the sustainability of the
aggregated water footprint within a river basin or the
water footprint of a specific product, includes an
extensive library of possible measures that can
contribute to water footprint reduction.

** Water consumption --Measurement, Water consumption --
Environmental aspects, Water-supply --Accounting.
   37 Tonts, Matthew (ed)
Globalisation, agriculture and development : perspectives
from the Asia-Pacific / Matthew Tonts and M A B Siddique.
-- Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2011.
viii, 254p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781847208187.
338.1095 TON 133384
This book explores the links between globalization,
agriculture and development in a number of contemporary
Asia-Pacific nations. It highlights the complex and
diversified nature of agricultural change in these
contexts, and the ways in which this shapes patterns of
economic and social development. It shows that while
agriculture continues to play an important role in local,
regional and national development, both the industry and
the communities it supports are facing an increasing
number of economic, social and environmental challenges.

** Agriculture-Economic aspects--Pacific Area,

38 Utton, Michael A
Cartels and economic collusion : the persistence of
corporate conspiracies / Michael A Utton.-- Cheltenham:
Edward Elgar, 2011.
vii, 174p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781849807708.
338.87 UTT 133734
The book provides an overview of issue arising from
cartels and collusion between firms and shows how this
remains an important policy issue in the world today.The
book covers areas such as the economics of collusion, the
case for collaboration and the persistence of cartels
over time. It then moves on to policy development and
discusses current policy both in US and EU. Individual
cases are reviewd and the importat development of
leniency policy is discussed as a key feature in policy

** Cartels, Corporations-Corrupt practices.

39 Sauvant, Karl P (ed.)
The rise of Indian multinationals : perspectives on
Indian outward foreign direct investment / Karl P Sauvant
and others.-- New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
xxvi, 284p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780230340831.
338.88954 SAU 133671
In this book, the contributors explore the rapid growth
of Indian multinationals and provide valuable insights
into the patterns and trends of their outward investments
and the factors that led to their emergence in the global
FDI market. They also look at their continuously evolving
strategies the in global economy and what the outcome has
been for their host country in trade, technology, and

** International business enterprises --India,
Investments, Foreign --India.

40 Veen, A Maurits van der
Ideas, interests and foreign aid / A Maurits van der Veen
-- Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
xiv, 290p. 22.5cm.
(Cambridge studies in international relations : 120).
ISBN : 9780521264099.
338.91 VEE 133317
This book presents a unique picture both of cross-
national and over time patterns in the salience of
different aid frames and of varying aid programmes that
resulted. The book answers the question, Why do countries
give foreign aid? Although many countries have official
development assistance programs. In this book author
examines how Belgium long gave aid out of a sense of
obligation to its former colonies, The Netherlands was
more interested in pursuing international influence,
Italy has focused on the reputational payoffs of aid
flows and Norwegian aid has had strong humanitarian
motivations since the beginning.

** Economic assistance, Economic assistance, European.

41 Hirashima, Shigemochi (ed.)
Inclusiveness in India : a strategy for growth and
equality / Shigemochi Hirashima, Hisaya Oda and Yuko
Tsujita.-- New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
xviii, 310p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780230395053.
338.954 HIR 133670
This book examines the structural aspects of India-s
Inclusive Growth Strategy (IGS). It takes a multi-
dimensional look at IGS and sheds light on many issues
that have yet to be fully scrutinized. A team of
internationally recognized contributors examine the
issues of infrastructure, education and health, finance,
gender and minorities, urban slums, land markets and the
case of the state of Bihar. The contributors analyze IGS
in India from an interdisciplinary perspective to
illuminate the issues faced in realizing the challenging
objective of IGS, namely overcoming inherent social
inequality in the process of economic growth.

** Economic development -- India.

42 Sengupta, Chandan (ed)
Democracy, development and decentralisation in India :
continuing debates / Chandan Sengupta and Stuart
Corbridge.-- London: Routledge, 2010.
xvi, 337 p. 25 cm.
ISBN : 9780415563178.
338.954 SEN 133362

Offering new insights into the political economy of
contemporary India, this book considers how and why
unequal patterns of economic growth have taken shape
within the context of a democratic and decentralising
political system, and how this has impacted upon the
processes of economic development.

** Economic development -- India, Decentralization in
government -- India, India -- Economic policy -- 1947-,
India -- Economic conditions -- 1947-, India -- Politics
and government -- 1947-.
   43 Simms, Brendan
Humanitarian intervention : a history / Brendan Simms and
D J B Trim.-- Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011
xv, 408p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781107020238.
341.58409 SIM 133698
The dilemma of how best to protect human rights is one of
the most persistent problems facing the international
community today. This book examines responses to
oppression, persecution and mass atrocities from the
emergence of the international state system and
international law in the late sixteenth century, to the
end of the twentieth century. Leading scholars show how
opposition to tyranny and to religious persecution
evolved from notions of the common interests of
-Christendom- to ultimately incorporate all people under
the concept of -human rights-. As well as examining
specific episodes of intervention, the authors consider
how these have been perceived and justified over time,
and offer important new insights into ideas of national
sovereignty, international relations and law, as well as
political thought and the development of current theories
of -international community-.

** Humanitarian intervention -- History, Humanitarian
intervention -- Case studies.
   44 Paterson, Alan
Lawyers and the public good : democracy in action? / Alan
Paterson.-- Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
xxii, 218p. 21.5cm.
(The Hamlyn lectures).
ISBN : 9781107626287.
342 PAT 133322
In this book author explores different facets of three
key institutions in a democracy: lawyers, access to
justice and the judiciary. To examine access to justice,
he discusses past and present crises in legal aid and
potential endgames and in relation to judges he examines
possible mechanisms for enhancing judicial

** Public interest law, Lawyers.
 346    PRIVATE LAW 
   45 Liedtke, Patrick M (ed.)
The future of insurance regulation and supervision : a
global perspective / Patrick M Liedtke and Jan Monkiewicz
-- New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
xxv, 443p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780230292697.
346.086 LIE 134165
This book offers a diversified perspective on how the
regulatory and supervisory framework for the insurance
sector will develop over the coming years. It is
supported by The Geneva Association, the world-leading
insurance think-tank of the private industry.

** Insurance law, Insurance -- State supervision.

46 Gray, Joanna (ed)
Financial regulation in crisis? : the role of law and the
failure of Northern Rock / Joanna Gray and Orkun Akseli.-
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2011.
xiv, 112p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9781848445543.
346.41082 GRA 133721
This book provides a detailed legal analysis of the role
played by financial law and regulation during this event,
and the impact the episode made on the law. The
contributors to the book explore and elaborate upon the
legal technique of securitization, and how Northern Rock
itself created and employed securitized financial assets.
There is also in-depth discussion and analysis of the
origin of the problems experienced in the wholesale
interbank markets surrounding the Northern Rock crisis.
Chapters focus on risk-based financial regulation,
depositor protection, and bank rescue and resolution
mechanisms in the UK before and after the Northern Rock
crisis. State aid implications of the nationalization of
Northern Rock, and the future of financial regulation are
also considered.

** Northern Rock (Firm), Financial services industry --
Law and legislation -- Great Britain, Banking law --
Great Britain, Bank failures -- Great Britain -- History
- 21st century .
   47 Sheikh, Kabir (ed)
Health providers in India : on the frontlines of change /
Kabir Sheikh and Asha George.-- London: Routledge, 2010.
xix, 281 p. 22 cm.
ISBN : 9780415579773.
362.10954 SHE 133363
This volume has articles contributed by health
researchers, practitioners, policy advocates, programme
managers and a journalist, and poems by renowned poet-
physician Gieve Patel. Each presents a distinctive view
of a particular group of frontline health providers,
based on field research or on the authors- respective
experiences of working with or as providers. The health
providers addressed in this volume include doctors
(working in the public and private sectors), nurses,
public health workers, counselors, traditional
practitioners and homecare providers.

** Medical care -- India.
   48 Redclift, Michael R
Climate change and human security : the challenge to
local governance under rapid coastal urbanization /
Michael R Redclift, David Manuel-Navarrete and Mark
Pelling.-- Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2011.
viii, 176p.24cm.
ISBN : 9781848443723.
363.738740972 RED 133381
This book examines the Mexican Caribbean coast and
explores the wider issues of managing climate change in
vulnerable areas of the tropics. It also points to the
inability to integrate development thinking into climate
change adaptation. The authors suggest that failures in
local governance - the transparency of state actions, and
the local populations lack of effective power -
represents a greater threat to adaptation than the
absence of technical capacity in vulnerable areas.

** Climatic changes-Mexico--Atlantic Coast, Climatic
changes-Government policy-Mexico, Human security -Mexico-
Atlantic Coast.
   49 Cullinane, Kevin (ed)
International handbook of maritime business / Kevin
Cullinane.-- Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2010.
xvi, 393p.24cm.
ISBN : 9781847209344.
387.5 CUL 133386
This book gives an overview of the key contemporary
research issues in maritime business. Dynamic changes in
recent years have meant that maritime transport is
increasingly recognized as a key integrated component of
international logistics and a facilitator of global
supply chains. With contributions from the world-s
leading scholars in the field, this Handbook reflects
new perspective and offers a unique and indispensable
source of reference and information.

** Shipping, Maritime business.
 500    SCIENCE  
   50 Heller, Michael
Philosophy in science : an historical introduction /
Michael Heller.-- Heidelberg: Springer, 2011.
xi, 167p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9783642177040.
501 HEL 133329
The book explores the concepts of space, time, and
causality, from Plato and Aristotle, through Descartes,
Leibniz, Kant and other great thinkers, right up to the
relativistic cosmologies and the theories of contemporary

** Science -- Philosophy -- History.
   51 Monahan, John F
Numerical methods of statistics / John F Monahan.--2nd ed
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
xvi,447p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781107665934.
519.50285 MON 133326
This book explains how computer software is designed to
perform the tasks required for sophisticated statistical
analysis. For statisticians, it examines the nitty-gritty
computational problems behind statistical methods. For
mathematicians and computer scientists, it looks at the
application of mathematical tools to statistical
problems. The first half of the book offers a basic
background in numerical analysis that emphasizes issues
important to statisticians. The next several chapters
cover a broad array of statistical tools, such as maximum
likelihood and nonlinear regression.

** Mathematical statistics -- Data processing, Numerical
   52 Chandrappa, Ramesha
Coping with climate change : principles and Asian context
/ Ramesha Chandrappa, Sushil Gupta and Umesh Chandra
Kulshrestha.-- Heidelberg: Springer, 2011.
xxi, 370p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9783642196737.
551.695 CHA 133351
This book offers recent and customized data on climate
change in Asia, making it an ideal resource for those
working on the subject in this specific geographic area.

** Climatic changes -- Economic aspects -- Asia
 657    ACCOUNTING  
   53 Arya, A K
Cost and management accounting / A K Arya.-- Jaipur: Aadi
Publications, 2011.
vi, 296p. 21cm.
ISBN : 9789380902463.
657.42 ARY 133616
In this book important chapters of cost accounting and
some chapters of management accounting are covered. As
whole it covers-cost finding methods, cost reduction,
cost control, cost audit, budgetary control, funds flow
and ratio analysis.

** Cost accounting, Managerial accounting, Management
   54 Villa, Agostino (ed)
Managing cooperation in supply network structures and
small or medium-sized enterprises : main criteria and
tools for managers / Agostino Villa.-- London: Springer,
2011. ix, 108p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9780857292421.
658.022 VIL 133387
This book outlines different approaches to the analysis
of the organization of small or medium sized enterprises
(SMEs). It gives managers of SMEs a simple methodology
that helps them to understand when and why becoming a
partner in an SME network can be profitable for their
enterprise. It discusses the most critical organizational
problems and identifies which procedures must be known to
become a collaborative member of the network. Policy-
makers, as well as managers and executives, will be able
to appreciate the key issues in creating and managing
healthy networks that serve global market requirements in
the major industrial sectors. .

** Small business, Business networks, Business logistics.

55 Vlaar, Paul W L
Contracts and trust in alliances : discovering, creating
and appropriating value / Paul W L Vlaar.-- Cheltenham:
Edward Elgar, 2008.
xi, 338p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781847205179.
658.044 VLA 133675
In this book, the author probes issues such as: the
tension between the need and the ability to contract,
trust and contracts as co-evolving and self-reinforcing
phenomena, contractual functions other than coordination
and control, dialectical tensions stemming from contract
application, and standardization of contracting
practices. By exploring these topics, the book offers
novel perspectives on the role of trust in
interorganizational relationships, shifting our attention
and creation to the discovery of value by collaborating

** Strategic alliances (Business), Joint ventures.

56 Wright, Mike (ed)
Entrepreneurial teams and new business creation / Mike
Wright and Iris Vanaelst.-- Cheltenham: Edward Elgar,
xli, 389p. 25cm.
(The international library of entrepreneurship , 13).
ISBN : 9781848444805.
658.11 WRI 133678
There is a growing interest in the diversity and
complexity of entrepreneurial teams because of their
potential to shape new business growth. In this book,
curiosity is focused on how entrepreneurial teams should
be formed in order to allow new businesses to be created
and to ensure their growth. This book identifies leading
contributions to this developing area and reflects a
growing body of research. The editors have written an
authoritative introduction exploring the origins and
development of research in this field.

** Entrepreneurship , New business enterprises.

57 Baker, H Kent
The art of capital restructuring : creating shareholder
value through mergers and acquisitions / H Kent Baker and
Halil Kiymaz.-- Hoboken: John Wiley, 2011.
ix, 590p. 26cm.
ISBN : 9780470569511.
658.162 BAK 133380
This book provides an overview of current state of
mergers, acquisitions, and corporate restructuring around
the world. The author considers several different forms
of physical restructuring such as divestitures as well as
financial restructuring, which refers to alterations in
the capital structure of the firm. It explains the
financial aspects of these transactions but also examines
legal, regulatory, tax, ethical, social, and behavioral
considerations. In addition to this timely information,
coverage also includes discussion of basic concepts,
motives, strategies, and techniques as well as their
application to increasingly complex, real-world

** Consolidation and merger of corporations, Corporate
reorganizations, Corporate governance, Corporations-

58 Mathe, Herve
Valuing people to create value : an innovative approach
to leveraging motivation at work / Herve Mathe, Xavier
Pavie and Marwyn O-Keeffe.-- New Jersey: World Scientific
, 2012.
v, 202p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9789814365062.
658.314 MAT 133716
This book aims to provide readers with a comprehensive
and practical understanding of motivation by exploring
the theories of motivation. It also focuses on innovative
practices of leading organizations that are known for
positive management relations with their employees. It
also presents Motivation Spectrum - a dynamic tool,
designed by the authors, that can be leveraged by
organizations and managers to motivate people positively
and to foster a relationship of value among employees and

** Employee motivation, Personnel management.

59 Vermeulen, Patrick A M (ed)
Entrepreneurial strategic decision-making : a cognitive
perspective / Patrick A M Vermeulen and Petru L Curseu.--
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2010.
xiv, 245p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781849801584.
658.403 VER 133677
This book explores the factors that influence
entrepreneurial strategic decisions using a cognitive
theoretical framework. The proposed model, based on a
dual processing approach, integrates motivation, emotions
and information processing modes and is tested in several
empirical studies. The results show the model-s potential
for furthering interesting research agendas in
entrepreneurial cognition research. The authors also
reveal that entrepreneurial cognitions can be elicited
and represented in the form of cognitive maps. The
structural complexity of the cognitive maps (cognitive
complexity) is an important prerequisite of effective
strategic decisions and is a core concept for the
advancement of our knowledge in entrepreneurial

** Entrepreneurship --Decision making, Decision making,
Strategic planning.

60 Desouza, Kevin C
Knowledge management : an introduction / Kevin C Desouza
and Scott Paquette.-- London: Facet Publishing, 2011.
xvi, 351p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9781856047357.
658.4038 DES 133320
The book introduces the multi-disciplinary subject of
Knowledge Management (KM). It explores critical
activities of KM, and it offers a strategic view of KM in
organizations. It provides an overview, graphics that
help readers visualize key points, and several vignettes
documenting case scenarios that can help the reader
digest concepts.

** Knowledge management.

61 Proctor, K Scott
Optimizing and assessing information technology :
improving business project execution / K Scott Proctor.--
Hoboken: John Wiley, 2011.
xvi, 233p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9781118000014.
658.4038 PRO 133328
The book focus on improving business project execution
through effective IT optimization and assessment. While
it skillfully outlines a framework for optimizing and
assessing IT, it does not get into specific technologies
per se, given the rapid and increasing pace of technical
change across the world today. It involves a step-by-step
process whereby various aspects of IT are evaluated. In
addition to the book itself, a companion website offers
templates, checklists, and related materials for the
reference and use.

** Information technology -- Management, Project

62 Snook, Scott (ed)
The handbook for teaching leadership : knowing, doing and
being / Scott Snook, Nitin Nohria and Rakesh Khurana.--
Los Angeles: Sage, 2012.
xxix, 569p. 26cm.
ISBN : 9781412990943.
658.407124 SNO 133708
This book brings together leading international scholars
across disciplines to chronicle the current state of
leadership education and establish a solid foundation on
which to grow the field. It encourages leadership
educators to explore and communicate more clearly the
theoretical underpinnings and conceptual assumptions on
which their approaches are based. It provides a forum for
the discussion of current issues and challenges in the
field and examines the above objectives within the
broader perspective of rapid changes in technology,
organizational structure, and diversity.

** Leadership --Study and teaching, Leadership.

63 Goergen, Marc
Corporate governance and complexity theory / Marc Goergen
and others.-- Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2010.
ix, 141p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781849801041.
658.4201 GOE 133720
This book is a major advancement in the area of
complexity and corporate governance. By bringing together
a range of leading experts in the fields of complexity
and corporate governance, this book manages to
knowledgeably wed the emerging field of complex systems
thinking with the more established area of corporate
governance. It brings a range of new and exciting
concepts, such as emergence, co-evolution and self-
organisation, and integrates them into an overarching and
holistic understanding of corporate governance that is a
clear benefit to corporate actors and stakeholders.

** Corporate governance, Complexity (Philosophy).

64 Sarasvathy, Saras D
Effectuation : elements of entrepreneurial expertise /
Saras D Sarasvathy.-- Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2008.
xxii, 368p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781843766803.
658.421 SAR 133676
In this book, author explores the theory and techniques
of non-predictive control for creating new firms, markets
and economic opportunities. Using empirical and
theoretical work done in collaboration with Herbert A.
Simon, the author employs methods from cognitive science
and behavioral economics to develop the notion of
entrepreneurial expertise and effectuation. Supportive
empirical evidence is provided by the author-s study of
27 entrepreneurs as well as other independent studies.
The book then traces the consequences of effectuation for
business management, economics and social philosophy.

** Entrepreneurship --Case studies, Creative ability --
Case studies, Success in business --Case studies.

65 Rasmussen, Svend
Optimisation of production under uncertainty : the state-
contingent approach / Svend Rasmussen.-- Heidelberg:
Springer, 2011.
viii, 81p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9783642216855.
658.5036 RAS 133327
The book provides a short review of the classical
approach to planning and decision making under
uncertainty. It further explains the concept of state-
contingent goods, and it extends earlier work on the
state contingent approach to describing production under
uncertainty to the problems involved in optimising
production under uncertainty.

** Production planning -- Decision making, Uncertainty.

66 Sawik, Tadeusz
Scheduling in supply chains using mixed integer
programming / Tadeusz Sawik.-- Hoboken: Wiley, 2011.
xxxv, 455p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9780470935736.
658.70151977 SAW 133347
Supply chain management is a rapidly developing field,
and the recent improvements in modeling, preprocessing,
solution algorithms, and mixed integer programming (MIP)
software have made it possible to solve large scale MIP
models of scheduling problems, especially integrated
scheduling in supply chains. Featuring a unified and
systematic presentation, This book provides state-of-the-
art MIP modeling and solutions approaches. The book
explores MIP approaches and examples which are modeled on
actual supply chain scheduling problems in high tech
industries. It is a comprehensive resource for
practitioners and researchers working in supply chain
planning, scheduling, and management.

** Assembly-line methods-Data processing, Business
logistics-Data processing, Production scheduling-Data
processing, Integer programming.

67 Manning, Gerald L
Selling today : partnering to create value / Gerald L
Manning, Michael Ahearne and Barry L Reece.--12th ed--
Boston: Pearson, 2012.
544p. 28cm.
ISBN : 9780132570190.
658.85 MAN 133715
This book makes to understand the value of developing
their personal selling skills by exposing them to a
careful integration of personal selling academic theory
and real-world applications. And with the largest number
of -learn by doing- materials available in any personal
selling text, authors offer instructors a variety of
teaching tools to strengthen the learning process.
** Selling, Sales.

68 Hubner, Alexander
Retail category management : decision support systems for
assortment, shelf space, inventory and price planning /
Alexander Hubner.-- Verlag: Springer, 2011.
xxiv, 153p. 23cm.
(Lecture notes in economics and mathematical systems, 656
ISBN : 9783642224768.
658.87 HUB 133333
This book focuses on three areas: combining assortment
and shelf space planning, providing efficient decision
support systems for practically relevant problem sizes,
and integrating inventory and price optimization into
shelf management.

** Retail trade -- Management, Marketing, Consumers.

69 Bradley, Anthony J
The social organization : how to use social media to tap
the collective genius of your customers and employees /
Anthony J Bradley and Mark P McDonald.-- Boston: Harvard
Business Review Press, 2011.
xiii, 252p. 24cm.
ISBN : 9781422172360.
658.872 BRA 133699
In this book, two of Gartner-s lead analysts share their
experience working with more than 300 companies who have
successfully used social technologies to collect, and
capitalize on, the wisdom of their employees. This book
focuses on the business and management use of social
media, not on the technologies themselves. It teaches
leaders how to produce predictable business results using
collaboration tools, and how to focus on desired results
while freeing employees to create their own roadmaps.

** Management -- Social aspects , Social media ,
Industrial sociology.
   70 Baglione, Lisa A
Writing a research paper in political science : a
practical guide to inquiry, structure and methods / Lisa
A Baglione.--2nd ed-- Los Angeles: Sage, 2012.
xv, 192p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781608719914.
808.06632 BAG 133718
This book breaks down the research paper into its
constituent parts and shows students what they need to do
at each stage to successfully complete components until
the paper is finished. Even writing an introduction,
coming up with effective headings and titles, presenting
a conclusion, and the important steps of editing and
revising are covered with class-tested advice and know-

** Political science --Authorship, Political science --

71 Edwards, Mark
Writing in sociology / Mark Edwards.-- Los Angeles: Sage,
2012. viii, 149p. 23cm.
ISBN : 9781412914246.
808.066301 EDW 133719

This book provides undergraduate and early-career
graduate students guidance in sociological writing of all
kinds. It offers unusual approaches to developing ideas
into research questions, utilizing research literature,
constructing research papers, and completing different
kinds of course writing (including case studies, theory
papers, and applied social science projects). The book is
more targeted to the undergraduate or early-career
graduate student struggling with a first research paper.
By focusing on how to think about the goals and
strategies implicit in each section of a writing project,
this book provides accessible advice to novice
sociological writers.

** Sociology --Authorship, Sociology --Research, Report
writing, Sociology --Study and teaching (Higher).
   72 Schelling, Andrew (ed.)
The oxford anthology of bhakti literature / Andrew
Schelling.-- New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2011.
xxvii, 273p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780198069126.
891.1 SCH 133135
This book is divided into four sections--North, South,
East, and West--this anthology maps Bhakti literature
from 100 BCE to the 20th century. Including a wide range
of writings-from early poems to Siva, Alvar poets,
Virashaiva poets, Varkaris, and Vaishnava poetry, to
Panjabi songs, Bauls of Bengal, and Bengali Shakta lyrics
the anthology roughly sketches the four geographical
compass points in terms of the significant sub-genres of
Bhakti poetry associated with these regions. It also
includes works of some later poets like Namdev (1270-
1350), Rami (ca. 1440), and Dhurjati (16th c.) as well as
more contemporary practitioners like Ramprasad Sen (1718-
1775), Kamalakanta Bhattacarya (ca. 1769-1821), and
Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941).

** Indic literature, Devotional poetry, Indic --
Translations into English, Bhakti -- Poetry.
   73 Roberts, J A G
A history of China / J A G Roberts.--3rd ed.-- New York:
Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
xxvii, 389p. 22cm.
ISBN : 9780230249844.
951 ROB 133669
It has been said that the twenty-first century will be
China’s century. Such a remark highlights the importance
of being informed about China’s long and tumultuous
history. J.A.G. Roberts traces the main course of that
history, from the earliest times, through the centuries
of imperial government, to the present day. Chapters on
China’s imperial history identify the main political and
economic changes, whilst introducing key social themes.
Turning to the modern period, Roberts then traces the
dramatic events of the Opium Wars, the 1911 Revolution
and the Republican era. The book ends with a detailed
discussion of China under Communist rule and a wide-
ranging review of new developments, including China’s
economic achievements and its costs.

** China --History.



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