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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Dick Simpson  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;


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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.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Chicago's future :
ISBN: 0875634419. OCLC Number: 28204468

Stipes Pub. Co.,. .

Inside urban politics :
ISBN: 0321095677. OCLC Number: 53162718

Pearson/Longman,. .

Political action :
ISBN: 0804008345. OCLC Number: 10606243

Swallow Press,. .

Rogues, rebels, and rubber stamps :
ISBN: 0813397634. OCLC Number: 45103026

Westview Press,. .

Rogues, Rebels, and Rubber Stamps :
ISBN: 0429977190. OCLC Number: 1029491670

Routledge,. .

In Rogues, Rebels, and Rubber Stamps, Dick Simpson challenges and recasts current theories of Regime Politics as he chronicles the dramatic story of the civic wars in the Chicago City Council since the civil war. At the same time, the author provides a window into the broader struggle for democracy and justice.Simpson points out that through analyzing city council floor fights, battles at the ballot box, and street demonstrations, one can begin to see certain patterns of conflict emerge. These patterns demonstrate that before the Great Depression, fragmented city councils were dominant. The author also discusses how since the Democrats seized control of Chicago government after the Great Depression, Rubber Stamp City Councils have been predominant, although they have been punctuated by brief eras of council wars and chaos. This book is important for anyone wanting to understand the nature of these battles as a guideline for America's future, and is well suited for courses in urban politics, affairs and history.Rogues, Rebels, and Rubber Stamps received an Honorable Mention for the 2001 Society of Midland Authors Book Award for Adult Non-Fiction.

Strategies for change :
ISBN: 0804006962. OCLC Number: 2192996

Swallow Press,. .

The city, revisited :
ISBN: 0816665761. OCLC Number: 711004302

University of Minnesota Press,. .

The contributors to The City, Revisited trace an intellectual history that begins in 1925 with the publication of the influential classic The City, engaging in a spirited debate about whether the major theories of twentieth-century urban development are relevant for studying the twenty-first-century metropolis.

The politics of compassion and transformation /
ISBN: 0804009031. OCLC Number: 18521523

Swallow Press,. .

The struggle for power and influence in cities and states /
ISBN: 0321105184. OCLC Number: 213835452

Longman,. .

Twenty-first century Chicago /
ISBN: 1609277678. OCLC Number: 774046645

Cognella,. .

Winning elections :
ISBN: 0804005427. OCLC Number: 403167

Swallow Press,. .

Winning elections :
ISBN: 020567917X. OCLC Number: 946266683

Longman,. .