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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.

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

Selected Titles At Your Library

Corrupt Illinois :
ISBN: 0252078551. OCLC Number:

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Public funds spent on jets and horses. Shoeboxes stuffed with embezzled cash. Ghost payrolls and incarcerated ex-governors. Illinois' culture of "Where's mine?" and the public apathy it engenders has made our state and local politics a disgrace. Corrupt Illinois lays out a blueprint to transform our politics from a pay-to-play--driven marketplace into what it should be: an instrument of public good.

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

Cognella,. San Diego, CA :. ©2012.

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

University of Minnesota Press,. Minneapolis :. ©2011.

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

Longman,. Boston :. ©2011.

Inside urban politics :
ISBN: 0321095677. OCLC Number:

Pearson/Longman,. New York :. ©2004.

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

Westview Press,. Boulder, Colo. :. 2001.

Winning elections :
ISBN: 0804005427. OCLC Number:

Swallow Press,. Chicago :. 1972.

Strategies for change :
ISBN: 0804006962. OCLC Number:

Swallow Press,. Chicago :. ©1976.

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

Stipes Pub. Co.,. Champaign, Ill. :. ©1993.

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

Swallow Press,. Athens [Ohio] :. ©1989.

Political action :
ISBN: 0804008345. OCLC Number:

Swallow Press,. Athens, Ohio :. ©1984.

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