Rogues, Rebels and Rubber Stamps by Dick Simpson
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Rogues, Rebels and Rubber Stamps
By Dick Simpson

Rogues, Rebels and Rubber Stamps

The Politics of the Chicago City Council, 1863 to the Present

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Rogues, Rebels and Rubber Stamps by Dick Simpson

Book Awards

  • Shortlisted for Society of Midland Authors Book Awards: Adult Non-Fiction 2002.

Book Description

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780813397634
ISBN-10: 0813397634
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Pages: 356
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 5-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Dick Simpson

Dick Simpson is a political science professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a former Chicago Alderman, and a former congressional candidate. He is also the author of numerous books, video documentaries, and professional journal articles on elections and urban politics.

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