The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

Thomas Kuhn
University of Chicago Press, 2012, 266 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"A good book may have the power to change the way we see the world, but a great book actually becomes part of our daily consciousness, pervading our thinking to the point that we take it for granted, and we forget how provocative and challenging its ideas once were—and still are."

The Origins of Totalitarianism

Hannah Arendt
Harcourt, Brace & Jovanovich, 1973, 576 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"Arendt explores the institutions and operations of totalitarian movements, focusing on the two genuine forms of totalitarian government in our time—Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia—which she adroitly recognizes were two sides of the same coin, rather than opposing philosophies of Right and Left."

The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order

Samuel Huntington
Simon & Schuster, 2011, 367 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"The classic study of post-Cold War international relations, more relevant than ever in the post-9/11 world, with a new foreword by Zbigniew Brzezinski."

The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money

John Keynes
Stellar Editions, 2014, 169 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money is Keynes' masterpiece published right after the Great Depression. It sought to bring about a revolution, commonly referred to as the Keynesian Revolution."

Meditações de Marco Aurélio

Marco Aurélio
Kiron, 2014, 116 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"Os escritos de Marco Aurélio apresentam bem as ideias estóicas que giram em torno da negação de uma emoção, de uma habilidade, que, segundo o imperador, libertarão o homem das dores e dos prazeres do mundo material."

The Cabinet Manual

UK Government
2011, 110 pp.

"It is primarily a guide for those working in government, recording the current position rather than driving change. It is not intended to be legally binding or to set issues in stone. The Cabinet Manual records rules and practices, but is not intended to be the source of any rule."

Getúlio (1930-1945)

Lira Neto
Companhia das Letras, 2013, 683 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"Nesta segunda parte da grandiosa trilogia biográfica de Getúlio Vargas, Lira Neto reconstitui a trajetória do político gaúcho entre o momento de consolidação do poder após a Revolução de 1930 e o golpe militar que encerrou o Estado Novo em 1945."

Getúlio (1882-1930)

Lira Neto
Companhia das Letras, 2012, 729 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"Ao longo de dois anos e meio, o autor se debruçou sobre uma vastíssima gama de documentos - muitos deles inéditos ou pouco explorados - para ajudar a decifrar a "esfinge Getúlio" e mostrar como foi possível que convivessem no mesmo indivíduo o revolucionário, o ditador, o reformador social e o demagogo."

The Prize

Daniel Yergin
Free Press, 2011, 929 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"Deemed "the best history of oil ever written" by Business Week and with more than 300,000 copies in print, Yergin’s account of the global pursuit of oil, money, and power has been extensively updated to address the current energy crisis."

Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths and Total Nonsense

Jeffrey Pfeffer e Robert Sutton
Harvard Business Review Press, 2006, 290 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"Pfeffer and Sutton show how companies can bolster performance and trump the competition through evidence-based management, an approach to decision-making and action that is driven by hard facts rather than half-truths or hype."

Guidelines on the use of Scientific and Engineering Advice in Policy Making

Uk Chief Scientific Advisor
Government Office of Science, 2010, 21 pp.

"These guidelines address how scientific and engineering advice should be sought and applied to enhance the ability of government policy makers to make better informed decisions."

Evaluation for the Real World

Paul Thomas, Colin Palfrey e Ceri Phillips
The Policy Press, 2012, 258 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"This is essential reading for under-graduate and post-graduate students of policy analysis and public sector management, and those who are involved in the planning and evaluation of public policies and services."