1 Cox, Pat (ed)
Qualitative research and social change : European
contexts / Pat Cox, Thomas Geisen and Roger Green.-- New
York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
xi, 221p. , 22cm.
ISBN : 9781137604637.
001.42 COX 144544
Exploring the relationships between qualitative research
and social change, this book asks how social change is
informed and influenced by research. Examples discussed
are from research practice and experiences in the fields
of sociology, social work, professional practice,
education, criminal justice and anthropology.
** Social sciences -- Research -- Methodology , Social
change -- Research, Qualitative research
|| APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY
|| 2 Duckworth, Angela
Grit : the power of passion and perseverance / Angela
Duckworth.-- London: Vermilion, 2016.
xv, 333p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9781785040191.
158.1 DUC 144538
The author shares fascinating new revelations about who
succeeds in life and why. Based on her cutting-edge
research, she shows how many people achieve remarkable
things not just by relying on innate natural talent, but
by practicing what she calls grit. She then offers a Grit
Formula to help anyone to become more gritty, focusing on
six key factors: hope, effort, precision, passion, ritual
** Success , Determination (Personality trait) ,
|| POLITICAL SCEINCE
|| 3 Mayer, Jane
Dark money : the hidden history of the billionaires
behind the rise of the radical right / Jane Mayer.-- New
York: Doubleday, 2016.
xii, 449p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9780385535595.
320.520973 MAY 144537
A popular uprising against "big government" led to the
ascendancy of a broad-based conservative movement. But
Mayer shows that a network of exceedingly wealthy people
with extreme libertarian views bankrolled a systematic,
step-by-step plan to fundamentally alter the American
political system. Their core beliefs-- that taxes are a
form of tyranny, that government oversight of business is
an assault on freedom-- are sincerely held. The chief
figures in the network are Charles and David Koch. Mayer
traces the trail of the billions of dollars spent by
their network, and provides vivid portraits of the
colorful figures behind the new American oligarchy.
** Conservatism--United States , United States--Politics
and government--2009- , Political activists--United
States Libertarianism--United States, Koch, David H.,--
|| 4 Sharma, Ruchir
The Rise and fall of nations : ten rules of change in the
post-crisis world / Ruchir Sharma.-- UK: Allen Lane, 2016
xii, 464p. , 25cm.
ISBN : 9780241188514.
330.9 SHA 144548
A reevaluation of economics as a practical art form
distills economics into ten succinct rules while
discussing how to recognize political, economic, and
social changes that affect everyday life.
** Economic history -- 21st century, a Economic
|| FINANCIAL ECONOMICS
|| 5 Potter, Wendell
Nation on the take : how big money corrupts our democracy
and what we can do about it / Wendell Potter and Nick
Penniman.-- New York: Bloombury Press, 2016.
xi, 271p. , 25cm.
ISBN : 9781632861092.
332.0973 POT 144540
The authors expose legalized corruption across our
political system and explain how we can reclaim our
** Money -- United States , Monetary policy -- United
States -- Statistics , Banks and banking -- United States
6 Lowenstein, Roger
America-s bank : the epic struggle to create the federal
reserve / Roger Lowenstein.-- New York: Penguin Press,
2015. 355p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9781594205491.
332.110973 ROG 144535
Chronicles the tumultuous era and remarkable
personalities that created the Federal Reserve, tracing
the financial panic and widespread distrust of bankers
that prompted the landmark 1913 Federal Reserve Act and
launched America-s first steps onto the world financial
** United States. -- Federal Reserve Board, Board of
Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), Federal
Reserve banks -- History.
7 Smith, Winthrop H
Catching lightning in a bottle , how merrill lynch
revolutionized the financial world / Winthrop H Smith.--
Hoboken: John Wiley and Sons, 2016.
viii, 600p. , 23cm.
ISBN : 9788126561421.
332.620973092 SMI 144536
The first complete history of Merrill Lynch - traces ML-s
impact on the world of finance from the day Charlie
Merrill opened his one-man shop on January 6, 1914, to
the final shareholder meeting prior to its acquisition by
Bank of America on December 5, 2008. Win Smith also
weaves in his personal experiences and observations. As
the son of a founding partner, the author has known every
Merrill Lynch CEO from the first, Charlie Merrill, to the
last, John Thain. While it details the drastic decline of
the company between 2001 and 2008, it also explores the
story of the company-s "Mother Merrill" tradition - the
vision and guiding principles shared by employees with
each other and with their clients throughout the world.
** Merrill, Charles, -- 1885-1956., Merrill Lynch and Co.
(1915-1940), Stockbrokers--United States--History,
Securities industry--United States--History, Financial
services industry--United States--History.
|| 8 De Janvry, Alain
Development economics : theory and practice / Alain de
Janvry and Elisabeth Sadoulet.-- London: Routledge, 2016.
xxix, 828p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9781138885318.
338.9 DEJ 144550
Development Economics: theory and Practice provides
students and practitioners with the perspectives and the
tools they need to think analytically and critically
about the current major economic development issues in
** Development economics, Economic development,
Developing countries- Economic policy.
|| PRIVATE LAW
|| 9 Pelaez, Carlos M
Regulation of banks and finance : theory and policy after
the credit crisis / Carlos M Pelaez and Carlos A Pelaez.-
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
xiv, 272p. , 22cm.
ISBN : 9781137604774.
346.082 PEL 144545
As the financial crisis engulfs the world economy, there
is an ambitious agenda for regulatory reform. This book
provides a comprehensive review of the analysis of
finance, economics and the law and economics,
illuminating past and current banking and financial
regulation designed to prevent another credit/dollar
crisis and global recession.
** Banking law, Bank failures, Banks and banking -
Government policy, Financial Crises-Prevention
|| SOCIAL PROBLEMS and SOCIAL WELFARE IN GENERAL
|| 10 Dreze, Jean (ed)
Social policy : essays / Jean Dreze.-- New Delhi: Orient
xiv, 478p. , 24cm.
(Readings on the economy, polity and society).
Essays from Economic and Political Weekly.
ISBN : 9788125062844.
361.610954 DRE 144546
** India -Social policy, Social policy
|| OTHER SOCIAL PROBLEMS and SERVICES
|| 11 Joseph, Reji K
Pharmaceutical industry and public policy in post-reform
India / Reji K Joseph.-- New Delhi: Routledge, 2016.
xviii, 231p. , 22cm.
ISBN : 9781138191303.
363.19460954 JOS 144543
** Pharmaceutical industry--India, Pharmaceutical policy-
|| GENERAL MANAGEMENT
|| 12 Ammirati, Sean
The Science of growth : how facebook beat friendster and
how nine other startups left the rest in the dust / Sean
Ammirati.-- New York: St. Martin-s Press, 2016. xi,
238p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9781250074294.
658.11 AMM 144549
What differentiates the companies that become part of the
fabric of our lives and remain responsive, no matter how
big they get from those that quickly fade? To find out,
Ammirati looks at 20 different companies in pairs, who
have achieved product-market fit at about the same point
in history with the same general target customer-one of
which has gone on to achieve real scale, while the other
languished. As his research reveals, just a handful of
choices-among them, who to partner with, how to finance
growth, and how to use data-make all the difference in
the world. With such intriguing examples as LinkedIn vs.
Spoke, Facebook vs. Friendster, and McDonald-s vs. White
Castle, Ammirati shows the secret of "the science of
growth" and how to cultivate it in any organization.
** New business enterprises - Case studies,
Entrepreneurship - Case studies, Management -Case studies
13 Corey, Debra
Effective HR communication : a framework for
communicating HR programmes with IMPACT / Debra Corey.--
London: KoganPage, 2016.
vii, 219p. , 23cm.
ISBN : 9780749476168.
658.3 COR 144534
A practical guide for HR professionals in how to
effectively communicate to all stakeholders the value of
HR schemes and projects.
** Communication in personnel management.
14 Edwards, Martin R
Predictive HR analytics : mastering the HR metric /
Martin R Edwards and Kirsten Edwards.-- London: KoganPage
xiii, 457p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9780749473914.
658.30015195 EDW 144533
While other departments in an organization deal with
profits, sales growth, and strategic planning, Human
Resources (HR) is responsible for employee well-being,
engagement, and staff motivation. Even though it may not
be immediately obvious, the management of these duties
often requires a great deal of measurement and technical
skill. Predictive HR Analytics provides a clear and
accessible framework to understanding and learning to
work with HR analytics at an advanced level, using
examples of particular predictive models, such as
diversity analysis, predicting turnover, evaluating
interventions, and predicting performance. When dealing
with metrics, management information, and analytics, HR
practitioners rarely use any advanced statistical
techniques or go beyond describing the characteristics of
** Personnel management-Statistical methods.
15 Armstrong, Michael
Armstrong-s handbook of strategic human resource
management / Michael Armstrong.--6th ed-- London: Kogan
x, 265p. , 23cm.
ISBN : 9780749476823.
658.301 ARM 144532
This book provides a bridge between theory and practice
and offers a guide both to formulating human resource
strategies and to implementing them. Substantially
updated, this edition includes new material which
reflects important developments in HR strategies linked
with those issues which affect HRM on a day to day basis
including: Human capital management, Corporate social
responsibility, Organization development, Engagement,
** Personnel management.
16 Chism, Marlene
No-drama leadership : how enlightened leaders transform
culture in the workplace / Marlene Chism.-- Brookline:
xix, 203p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9781629560618.
658.4092 CHI 144541
Choice. Power. Speed. Today-s leaders continually face
these forces. But with too many choices, too much power,
and too much speed, leaders often make decisions in a
heightened state of emotion (and drama). Hasty decisions
are often poor ones and in this climate there is no place
to hide. Privacy is a thing of the past, the days of
covering up or ignoring a problem are over. In today-s
transparent culture, the decision making of leaders is
more vulnerable then ever--and it is more critical than
ever to get it right. Marlene Chism-s No-Drama
Leadership introduces just the model the corporate world
needs. Using case studies, checklists, and examples from
various levels of hierarchy in leadership and from a
variety of industries, Chism introduces the mindset
shifts and practical skills needed to develop enlightened
** Leadership, Communication in organizations, BUSINESS and
ECONOMICS - Leadership
|| EDUCATION,RESEARCH and RELATED TOPICS (HISTORY/G
|| 17 Upadhyay, Shashi Bhushan
Historiography in the modern world : Western and Indian
perspectives / Shashi Bhushan Upadhyay.-- New Delhi:
Oxford University Press, 2016.
xi, 780p. , 22cm.
ISBN : 9780199459704.
907.2 UPA 144539
This book is a comprehensive introduction to the key
streams of modern historical thought and history-writing
in the West and in India. Focusing on major theoretical
perspectives and historical methods, it primarily
concerns itself with the emergence, growth, climax and
partial decline of modernity in historical thoughts and
writings, particularly in Europe and India. Tracing the
origins of the dominant traditions of history-writing to
the dawn of modernity in Europe, the author outlines the
global spread of historiography and provides an account
of the impact of colonial experiences and decolonization
on modern historiography in different parts of the world.
He emphasizes the changing patterns and traditions of
history writing in and the contestations between, Western
and non-Western perspectives-especially Indian-with their
internal contradictions and confrontations, external
associations and mutual influences over three centuries.
|| WORLD HISTORY
|| 18 Belich, James
The Prospect of global history / James Belich and others.
-- Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.
xiv, 222p. ,24cm.
ISBN : 9780198732259.
909 BEL 144547
The Prospect of Global History offers a new approach to
the study of history, looking at the subject across a
greater chronological range and seeking perspectives from
sources beyond conventional European narratives.
** World history, Globalization,
|| HISTORY OF ASIA
|| 19 Ramesh, Jairam
Old history new geography : bifurcating Andhra Pradesh /
Jairam Ramesh.-- New Delhi: Rupa Publications, 2016.
xvi, 242p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9788129139634.
954.84 RAM 144542
In November 1956, a unified Telugu-speaking state of
Andhra Pradesh came into being. In February 2014,
Parliament bifurcated it to create two Telugu-speaking
states: Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. This book provides
the context, text and subtext to the bifurcation, which
continues to be contentious and controversial. The author
makes an ideal commentator, given that he was a key
member of the group of ministers (GoM) set up by the
United Progressive Alliance government in October 2013 to
prepare the legislation for the bifurcation. For the next
seven months, he became the GoM-s prime mover and its
public face and was thus always in the crossfire as it
strove to balance competing claims and differing demands
to ensure a just and equitable outcome. Blending sharp
commentary and humour and drawing on his meticulously
maintained personal records, parliamentary debates and a
variety of thus far undisclosed primary sources, he
recounts this momentous event as it unfolded. He brings
to the Andhra bifurcation story the kind of authority and
authenticity only an insider can.
** Andhra Pradesh (India) -- Administrative and political
divisions , Telangana (India) -- Politics and government
- 21st century , Administrative and political divisions