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New Fifth Edition

Public Personnel Administration

By N. Joseph Cayer & Meghna Sabharwal
ISBN: 978-0-9724419-8-8
Published March 2013
Price: $36.00
(+ $4.00 shipping)

In an era of "doing more with less," public personnel managers face constantly changing pressures and concerns. This fifth edition of Public Personnel Administration explores legal aspects of public personnel administration, and controversies over affirmative action, sexual harrassment, ethical conflicts, health care and pension costs, and collective bargaining. It also addresses the implications of changing demographics and technology, controversies over sexual orientation and employment, privacy, and violence in the workplace.

Table of Contents (PDF file)


New Third Edition

Public Administration:
Social Change and Adaptive Management

By N. Joseph Cayer, David L. Baker and Louis F. Weschler
ISBN: 978-0-9724419-5-7
Published November 2009
Price: $30.00 (+ $4.00 shipping)

  • Expanded coverage of entrepreneurship, collaboratives, and public-private partnerships, as emerging organizational approaches
  • Summary of the 2009 required competencies for accredited MPA programs adopted by the Nastional Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)

Table of Contents and Preface (PDF file)



Physical Anthropology Lab Manual
By Janice Austin
Santa Monica College
ISBN: 978-0-9724419-2-6
Published March 2007
Price: $30.00 (+ $4.00 shipping)

  • Labs can be taught in any order to accomodate different teaching styles
  • Takes a hands-on approach with exercises where students work directly on specimens rather than with photographs of specimens
  • Extensive coverage of comparative primate anatomy and locomotor patterns
  • An abundance of line drawings which clearly point out the morphological features under discussion
  • Instructor's Guide provides step by step help on setting up labs and answer sheets for all assignments

Table of Contents (PDF file)

Pleistocene Hominin Evolution Lab (PDF file) sample

New Second Edition

Governmental Budgeting Workbook
By David L. Baker
California State University, San Bernardino
ISBN: 978-0-9724419-7-1
Published March 2011
Price: $18.00 ( + $4.00 shipping)

  • Exercises can be taught in any order to accommodate different teaching styles
  • Exercises with realistic scenarios drawn from the author's 30 years of experience in public service and governmental budgeting
  • Exercises promote learning through student-centered supplemental readings and activities that connect theory and practice
  • Instructor's Guide (PDF) that offers optional approaches, answer keys, and exercise accountability suggestions Email compcopy@birkdalepublishers.com to receive a copy.
  • The second edition includes two new exercises. “Exploring Public Financial Management Websites” introduces students to important public management websites while challenging them to consider how these resources advance sound budgeting practices. “Performance Budgeting” familiarizes students with the advantages and disadvantages of performance budgeting and guides students through the design of a performance measure.

Table of Contents (PDF file)



The Queer Community:
Continuing the Struggle for Social Justice

Edited By Richard Greggory Johnson III
University of Vermont
ISBN: 978-0-9724419-4-0
Published April 2009
Price: $20.00 (+ $4.00 shipping)

Each of the fourteen chapters in this collection tells a different story of the queer community’s ongoing struggle for social justice. This book is ideally suited for courses that deal with sexual orientation, empowerment, and discrimination.

Table of Contents (PDF file)



Women of Color in Leadership:
Taking Their Rightful Place

Edited By Richard Greggory Johnson III & G.L.A. Harris
ISBN 978-09724419-6-4
Published March 15, 2010
Price: $32.00 (+ $4.00 shipping)

This edited volume consists of 25 chapters by women of color from diverse backgrounds. Some of the chapters are theoretical, others are intensely personal. All of the chapters touch upon issues of race, discrimination and the continuing struggle for social justice.

Table of Contents (PDF file)