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West, Darrell M. 1954-

Works: 92 works in 301 publications in 3 languages and 17,564 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History  Documentary films  Cross-cultural studies  Nonfiction films  Biography  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: JF2112.A4, 324.73097309045
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Darrell M West
Air wars : television advertising in election campaigns, 1952-1992 by Darrell M West( Book )

41 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why did Bob Dole get blamed for attack ads in 1996? How did Bill Clinton successfully portray Senator Dole and Speaker Newt Gingrich as the Siamese twins of the 1996 elections? In this new, updated edition, Darrell West helps readers understand how candidates from Eisenhower and Johnson, to Bush and Clinton have used television advertising to influence voters and win elections
Brain gain : rethinking U.S. immigration policy by Darrell M West( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many of America's greatest artists, scientists, inventors, educators, and entrepreneurs have come from abroad. Rather than suffering from the "brain drain" of talented and educated individuals emigrating, the United States has benefited greatly over the years from the "brain gain" of immigration. These gifted immigrants have engineered advances in energy, information technology, international commerce, sports, arts, and culture. To stay competitive, the United States must institute more of an open-door policy to attract unique talents from other nations. Yet Americans resist such a policy despite their own immigrant histories and the substantial social, economic, intellectual, and cultural benefits of welcoming newcomers. Why? In this book the author asserts that perception or "vision" is one reason reform in immigration policy is so politically difficult. Public discourse tends to emphasize the perceived negatives. Fear too often trumps optimism and reason, And democracy is messy, with policy principles that are often difficult to reconcile. The seeming irrationality of U.S. immigration policy arises from a variety of thorny and interrelated factors: particularistic politics and fragmented institutions, public concern regarding education and employment, anger over taxes and social services, and ambivalence about national identity, culture, and language. Add to that stew a myopic (or worse) press, persisent fears of terrorism, and the difficulties of implementing border enforcement and legal justice. He prescribes a series of reforms that will put America on a better course and enhance its long-term social and economic prosperity. Reconceptualizing immigration as a way to enhance innovation and competitiveness, the author notes, will help us find the next Sergey Brin, the next Andrew Grove, or even the next Albert Einstein
Checkbook democracy : how money corrupts political campaigns by Darrell M West( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Counts are being taken before the political conventions convene: not delegates, but dollars. Public officials court donors more than voters, while the party faithful rally around the war chest rather than the platform. Virtually anything goes in campaign finance today, and, as a result, the electoral process is being hijacked by large contributions, secret influence, and increasingly unaccountable government leaders." "In this lively and provocative book, Darrell M. West looks at how politics became such a money chase, why money has become such a pernicious influence on public debate, and what can be done to redeem the corrupted system. Drawing on interviews, memoirs, press coverage, legal depositions, and government documents, West's timely book investigates recent examples of campaign abuses to illustrate how political parties and organizations circumvent post-Watergate reform legislation--and how money has become the key to winning elections and influencing the public. Included in his probe are such cases as the infamous Willie Horton ad in the 1988 presidential campaign, the Christian Action Network, Asian contributions to the Democrats, tobacco company donations to the Republicans, and President Clinton's 1996 campaign infractions. The numerous case studies expose the manifold loopholes and problems in current campaign finance laws, including soft money contributions, independent expenditures, issue advocacy, foreign contributions, and political activism by non-profit organizations." "West's sober evaluation of the exploding costs of campaigns--and escalating cynicism among voters--offers a hard-hitting look at the forces working against reform and makes constructive proposals for reversing this disconcerting trend in contemporary American politics. Book jacket."--Jacket
Digital medicine : health care in the Internet era by Darrell M West( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Investigates factors limiting the ability of digital technology to remake health care. Analyzes data sources to study content of health care-related websites, sponsorship status, public usage, and the relationship between e-health use and health care attitudes. Examines the different ways in which officials overseas have implemented health information technology"--Provided by publisher
Digital government : technology and public sector performance by Darrell M West( Book )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Darrell M. West discusses how new technology is altering governmental performance, the political process, and democracy itself by improving government responsiveness and increasing information available to citizens. This book outlines the variety of factors that have restricted the ability of policymakers to make effective use of new technology. Although digital government offers the potential for revolutionary change, social, political, and economic forces constrain the scope of transformation and prevent government officials from realizing the full benefits of interactive technology."--Jacket
Congress and economic policymaking by Darrell M West( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise and fall of the media establishment by Darrell M West( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Rise and Fall of the Media Establishment provides an overview of the media in various key stages of American history, paying particular attention to the media elite's rise and fall in influence. Arguing against prevailing wisdom that the media's influence has increased in the past decade, West cites current research and carefully selected case studies to support his controversial thesis."--Jacket
Digital schools : how technology can transform education by Darrell M West( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Educator John Dewey said that "if we teach today's students as we taught yesterday's, we rob them of tomorrow." That wisdom resonates strongly today, and that maxim underlies this insightful look at the present and future of education in the digital age. Darrell West makes clear in Digital Schools, today's educational institutions must reinvent themselves to engage students successfully and provide them with skills needed to compete in an increasingly global, technological, and online world. Otherwise American education system will continue to fall woefully short in its mission to prepare the population to survive and thrive in a rapidly changing world. West examines new models of education made possible by enhanced information technology, new approaches that will make public education in the post-industrial age more relevant, efficient, and ultimately more productive. Digital Schools surveys this new landscape, examining personalized learning; real time student assessment; ways to enhance teacher evaluation; the untapped potential of distance learning; and ways in which technology can improve effectiveness of special education and foreign language instruction. West illustrates potential contributions of blogs, wikis, social media, and video games and augmented reality in K-2 and higher education. If today's schools combine increased digitization with needed improvements in organization, operations, and culture, we can overcome current barriers, produce better results, and improve manner in which schools function
Billionaires : reflections on the upper crust by Darrell M West( Book )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his new book, Darrell M. West analyzes the growing political activism of billionaires and how they have created more activist forms of politics and philanthropy based on their net worth. With this 'wealthification' of politics and society, it is important to understand how this concentration of wealth affects system performance as well as social and economic opportunity."
Making campaigns count : leadership and coalition-building in 1980 by Darrell M West( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluating campaign quality : can the electoral process be improved? by Louis Sandy Maisel( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues for a different approach to campaign conduct and political discourse in American elections
The next wave : using digital technology to further social and political innovation by Darrell M West( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Maintains that the digital revolution is well under way and will continue to lead to important changes in the way people, the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, and government will function and interact, with emphasis on the importance of innovation and the need to balance innovation, privacy, and security"--Provided by publisher
Running on empty? : political discourse in congressional elections( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sound of money : how political interests get what they want by Darrell M West( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Going mobile : how wireless technology is reshaping our lives by Darrell M West( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Going Mobile, Darrell M. West breaks down the mobile revolution and shows how to maximize its overall benefits in both developed and emerging markets."--
Biotechnology policy across national boundaries : the science-industrial complex by Darrell M West( Book )

15 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A globalization of innovation has produced the most massive spurt in biotechnology in world history. Businesses, universities, and non-governmental organizations are collaborating to produce a "science-industrial complex" in biotechnology. Using case studies of stem cell research, cloning, genetically modified food, in-vitro fertilization, and chimeras in a number of Eastern and Western countries around the world, Darrell M. West argues that much of this biotech activity is global in nature and independent of state control. This shift in the relative influence of state and non-state actors has led to the virtual deregulation of biotechnology and the liberation of innovation from geo-political constraints. These trends raise a number of interesting social, political, and ethical issues for the contemporary period and suggest the need to rethink how controversial moral issues are handled by the science-industrial complex."--Jacket
Celebrity politics by Darrell M West( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patrick Kennedy : the rise to power by Darrell M West( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ted Kennedy's youngest son comes of age in a political family dynasty
Taking on the Kennedys( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Republican Kevin Vigilante's unsuccessful 1996 campaign for the House of Representatives in his native Rhode Island, in which he was opposed by Democrat Patrick Kennedy (the son of long-time Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy). After initially pledging to run a clean race, Vigilante soon realizes his chances are nil unless he engages in some good old-fashioned mud-slinging
Public opinion in Rhode Island, 1984-1993 : from the Greenhouse Compact to the banking crisis by Darrell M West( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Brain gain : rethinking U.S. immigration policy
Alternative Names
Darrell M. West American political scientist

Darrell M. West Amerikaans politicoloog

West, Darrel M.

웨스트, 대럴 1954-

웨스트, 대럴 M. 1954

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Brain gain : rethinking U.S. immigration policyCheckbook democracy : how money corrupts political campaignsDigital medicine : health care in the Internet eraDigital government : technology and public sector performanceCongress and economic policymakingThe rise and fall of the media establishmentMaking campaigns count : leadership and coalition-building in 1980Evaluating campaign quality : can the electoral process be improved?