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A YEAR AT THE HELM OF THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY: A VISION FOR OUR CENTURY

From September 2011 to September 2012, Ambassador Nasser Abdulaziz Al-Nasser of Qatar presided over the 66th session of the “world’s parliament” – the United Nations General Assembly. It was a critical moment in international affairs as the UN responded to a range of global challenges, from the world financial crisis to the Arab Spring. In A Year at the Helm of the General Assembly, Al-Nasser presents a high-level look inside the organization, assessing its strengths and weaknesses, its successes and struggles.

Call No.: X:341.1 Aln ye 2014

 

ASIA'S CAULDRON: THE SOUTH CHINA SEA AND THE END OF A STABLE PACIFIC

An examination of the future role of the South China sea in international relations and a tour of the the nations surrounding the South China Sea and their interests in the region. In exploring each of these countries individually, Kaplan clearly shows where the conflicts may arise and why they will be challenging for the international community.

Call No.: 341.225 Kap as 2014

 

CHASING CHAOS: MY DECADE IN AND OUT OF HUMANITARIAN AID

Epic Content Marketing takes you step-by-step through the process of developing stories that inform and entertain and compel customers to act--without actually telling them to. Epic content, distributed to the right person at the right time, is the way to truly capture the hearts and minds of customers. It's how to position your business as a trusted expert in its industry. It's what customers share and talk about.

Call No.: 341.38 Alx ch 2013

 

COUNTDOWN: OUR LAST, BEST HOPE FOR A FUTURE ON EARTH?

With a million more of us every 4½ days on a planet that's not getting any bigger, prospects for a sustainable human future seem ever more in doubt. For this long awaited follow-up book, Alan Weisman traveled to more than 20 countries to ask what experts agreed were the probably the most important questions on Earth-and also the hardest: How many humans can the planet hold without capsizing? How robust must the Earth's ecosystem be to assure our continued existence? Can we know which other species are essential to our survival? And, how might we actually arrive at a stable, optimum population, and design an economy to allow genuine prosperity without endless growth?

Call No.: 312 Wei co 2013

 

GANDHI BEFORE INDIA

Indonesia is currently facing some severe challenges, both in political affairs and in economic management. One of these challenges is the recently enacted decentralization program, now well underway, which promises to have some wide-ranging consequences. This edited volume presents original papers, written by a select group of widely recognized and distinguished scholars, that take a hard, objective look at the many effects of decentralization on economic and political issues in Indonesia.

Call No.: 92(GANDHI) 2014

 

GIVE AND TAKE: WHY HELPING OTHERS DRIVES OUR SUCCESS

For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But today, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. It turns out that at work, most people operate as either takers, matchers, or givers. Whereas takers strive to get as much as possible from others and matchers aim to trade evenly, givers are the rare breed of people who contribute to others without expecting anything in return

Call No.: 65 Gra gi 2014

 

GLOBAL SOCIAL POLICY IN THE MAKING: THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE SOCIAL PROTECTION FLOOR

This book by the world's leading authority on global social policy examines why and how the Social Protection Floor became ILO, UN and G20 policy and how the World Bank and IMF took steps to lay its foundation

Call No.: 368.4 Dea gl 2013

 

GOVERNING LOW-CARBON DEVELOPMENT AND THE ECONOMY

The presence of an international regime will lead to low-carbon development. The Kyoto Protocol is the first step towards achieving this objective. In this publication, a more comprehensive international regime for the post-Kyoto Protocol world is pursued, based on the experience obtained from the first commitment period set forth in the protocol. It is through emissions targets set for each country and the policies toward meeting the targets that a de facto low-carbon economy will be constructed. Even in countries with identical emissions targets, the implementation of different policies to meet this objective will lead to different types of economies.

Call No.: 577.4:338.98 UNU go 2014

 

MINI-GRIDS FOR RURAL ELECTRIFICATION OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES-ANALYSIS AND CASE STUDIES FROM SOUTH ASIA

This book reports on research carried out by a consortium of British and Indian researchers on off-grid electrification in South Asia. It provides state-of-the art technical knowledge on mini-grids and micro-grids including renewable energy integration (or green mini-grids), smart systems for integration with the central grid, and standardization of systems. It also presents essential analytical frameworks and approaches that can be used to analyze the mini-grids comprehensively including their techno-economic aspects, financial viability and regulatory issues.

Call No.: 621.312(5-013) Bha mi 2014

 

POST-CRISIS FISCAL POLICY

Fiscal policy makers have faced an extraordinarily challenging environment over the last few years. At the outset of the global financial crisis, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for the first time advocated a fiscal expansion across all countries able to afford it, a seeming departure from the long-held consensus among economists that monetary policy rather than fiscal policy was the appropriate response to fluctuations in economic activity. Since then, the IMF has emphasized that the speed of fiscal adjustment should be determined by the specific circumstances in each country.

Call No.: 336.2 Cot po 2014

 

Research design for business management

Research Design for Business & Management is a logical and practical book which makes no assumptions about your prior research knowledge. It will instead provide you with a clear understanding of the commonly used methods in business and management research, and enable you to tackle the fundamental elements of the research process. This book contains conversation boxes which answer and discuss the typical research questions you may have; focuses on the judgement calls that you will need to make in your research; uniquely demonstrates the circular relationships between research elements ensuring that you can relate chapters to your research process in real life; provides key insights into what the examiners and journals will look for in your research to help you get the best possible grades.

Call No.: 658.001.5 Ang re 2014

 

RURAL AND URBAN SUSTAINABILITY GOVERNANCE 

The focus of this book is on the rural and urban environments, and the wide-ranging representations of various players’ interacting activities that preserve or destroy these environments. The key issues contemporary to the rural and urban communities include appropriate overall environmental governance involving collaboration and competition among different actors, preservation or creation of a rich and lively living environment, and a search for ways to ensure the inheritance of our greatest assets for following generations.

Call No.: 577.4:35 UNU ru 2014