Dick Simpson

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General Information

Name: Dick Simpson

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction


Website: http://www.uic.edu/depts/pols/faculty/dicksimpson.html

Email: simpson@uic.edu

Illinois Connection

Simpson lived and taught in Chicago for approximately 30 years.

Biographical and Professional Information

Sick Simpson is a professor, former head of the Department of Political Science and the University of Illinois at Chicago, former Chicago alderman of the 44th ward, and 5th District congressional candidate. He has written more than a dozen books, numerous articles, and produced several documentaries about politics and government.

Published Works

  • Corrupt Illinois: Patronage, Cronyism, and Criminality, University of Illinois Press, 2015 - written with Thomas J. Gradel
  • Twenty-First Century Chicago, Cognella Academic Publishing, 2012
  • The City Revisited: Urban Theory From Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York, University of Minnesota Press, 2011
  • The Struggle For Power In Cities And States, Longman, 2010 - written with James Nowlan and Elizabeth O'Shaughnessy
  • Inside Urban Politcs: Voices From America's Cities and Suburbs, Longman, 2003
  • Rogues, Rebels and Rubberstamps, Westview Press, 2001
  • Chicago's Future: An Agenda For Change, Swallow Press, 1980
  • Strategies For Change: How to make the American Political Dream Work , Swallow Press, 1976 - written with George D. Beam
  • Winning Elections: A Handbook in Participatory Politics, Swallow Press, 1972
  • Chicago's Future In A Time of Change, Stripes Publishing, 1993
  • Politics of Compassion: And Transformation..., Swallow Press, 1989
  • Polical Action: Key to Understanding Politics, Swallow Press, 1984

Titles at Your Library

Twenty-First Century Chicago

ISBN: 1609277678
Release Date: 2012-07-01

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The City, Revisited: Urban Theory from Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York

ISBN: 0816665761
Release Date: 2011-02-04

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The Struggle for Power and Influence in Cities and States

ISBN: 0321105184
Release Date: 2010-03-04

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Inside Urban Politics: Voices from America's Cities and Suburbs

ISBN: 0321095677
Release Date: 2003-12-13

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Rogues, Rebels, And Rubber Stamps: The Politics Of The Chicago City Council, 1863 To The Present (Urban Policy Challenges)

ISBN: 0813397634
Release Date: 2001-01-26

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Winning elections: a handbook in participatory politics

ISBN: 0804005427
Release Date: 1972

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Chicago's Future

Release Date: 1980

Politics Of Compassion: And Transformation

ISBN: 0804009031
Release Date: 1989-03-31

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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

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