Individual Author Record
Name: Samuel Kimball GovePen Name: Samuel K. Gove Genre: Born: 1923 in Walpole Massachusetts Sites:
Illinois ConnectionGove lived in Urbana, Illinois.
Biographical and Professional InformationGove is Director Emeritus of Illinois Government and Public Affairs and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has been on the staff of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs since 1950, and was director in 1967-1985. He also was director of the Master of Arts in Public Administration program in the Department of Political Science. He is a fellow in the National Academy of Public Administration.Professor Gove's main interest is the study of the politics of state and local government, especially in Illinois. He also has an interest in the politics of higher education. He has been active in constitutional revision in Illinois.He has served as a member or on the staff of many governmental study commissions. He was one of the founders of ''Illinois Issues'' magazine and served as chairman of that board for over ten years. He directed the Legislative Staff Internship Program in Springfield for ten years.
Titles At Your Library
The Illinois legislative process, (University of Illinois bulletin)
ISBN: B0007FZSVE University of Illinois, Institute of Government and Public Affairs. 1954
Illinois votes, 1900-1958;: A compilation of Illinois election statistics
ISBN: B0007EH6M4 Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois. 1959
Revision success: The sixth Illinois constitutional convention (State constitutional convention studies)
ISBN: B0006W8D1K National Municipal League. 1974
The Illinois Legislature: Structure and process
ISBN: B0006COL84 Published for the Institute of Government and Public Affairs by the University of Illinois Press. 1976
Illinois Politics: A Citizen's Guide
ISBN: 0252077024 University of Illinois Press. 2010
Illinois Politics: A Citizen's Guide sheds light on these important questions and more:
Why has corruption flourished in Illinois even as reformers struggle for ethical change?
How do the three regions of the state compete for resources?
How does the legislature work?
When did the state become so blue?
What powers do the governor and other elected officials really have?
How are judges appointed to and removed from the bench?
Why does Illinois have more units of government than any other state?
How did higher education lose ground as a funding priority?
What role did politics play in the current budget deficit?
And how can Illinois move beyond its status as the "most average state in the nation"?