E-book of the week: “Succeeding with your Master’s Dissertation: A Step-by-step Handbook”, 3rd ed. by John J. Biggam

“This book provides in-depth guidance on how to complete your dissertation, thus meeting the needs of students eager for practical assistance in this common place, but challenging, mode of assessment.”


Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education, 2014

E-book of the week: “The World Health Organization: A History”, by Marcos Cueto, Theodore M. Brown and Elizabeth Fee

“According to its Constitution, the mission of the World Health Organization (WHO) was nothing less than the ‘attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health’ without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic status, or social condition.

But how consistently and how well has the WHO pursued this mission since 1946? This comprehensive and engaging new history explores these questions by looking at its origins and its institutional antecedents, while also considering its contemporary and future roles. It examines how the WHO was shaped by the particular environments of the postwar period and the Cold War, the relative influence of the US and other approaches to healthcare, and its place alongside sometimes competing international bodies such as UNICEF, the World Bank, and the Gates Foundation.

The authors re-evaluate the relative success and failure of critical WHO campaigns, from early malaria and smallpox eradication programs to struggles with Ebola today.”

Publisher: Cambridge University Press, 2019

Introducing the Virtual Library Infodesk

Starting today, you can speak with a Librarian about any questions or issues you have during the interruption of our regular services.

From Monday to Friday, you can connect on our permanent Meet channel:

  • Mornings, from 09:00 to 12:00
  • Afternoons, from 13:30 to 16:30

You can also obviously still contact us via e-mail at library@graduateinstitute.ch with any questions, which we will answer during office hours.

Book of the week: “Too small to fail: why some small nations outperform larger ones and how they are reshaping the world”, by R. James Breiding

“Too Small to Fail analyzes how several successful ‘small’ countries, with populations under twenty million, have made a virtue out of their physical limitations. The book seeks to understand what it is they do differently, and why. What is their recipe for achieving better-educated, more egalitarian and wealthier populations? The book looks first at the forest and then the trees. It examines the characteristics shared by small countries, such as Switzerland, Ireland, Singapore, and the Scandinavian states. It draws parallels and discovers patterns shared among them that are common to each of their success stories. The book then looks at the policies of selected countries that have paved the way for remarkable improvements; and considers the individuals, corporations and institutions that have made a positive and sustainable impact. It further goes on to explain how these small countries are reshaping the World in a never before manner.”

Publisher: Harper Business, Uttar Pradesh (India), 2019
Call number: 303 HEIA 126707

Illustration: book cover.