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Nivola, Pietro S.

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Works: 44 works in 203 publications in 1 language and 15,896 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Pietro S Nivola
Regulating unfair trade by Pietro S Nivola( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1980s, American grievances about foreign commercial practices began to intensify. Sunrise industries, such as manufacturers of semiconductors and telecommunications equipment, joined older complainants, like steel and textile producers, in seeking more safeguards against international competitors who priced their products too aggressively or whose governments subsidized exports or protected home markets. In this politically charged atmosphere, the U.S. government has devised increasingly stringent regulatory programs to redress the claimed abuses and distortions. In this book, Pierro Nivola examines the strenuous effort to combat the objectionable trading practices of other countries. Through most of the post-war period, Nivola notes, policymakers had deemed it in the nation's economic and strategic interests to tolerate asymmetries and infractions in the multilateral trading order. But that tolerance has been lowered by a heightened sensitivity to inequities and a growing conviction that government should intervene, frequently and forcefully, to ensure a "level playing field." This book maintains that foreign protectionism, lower East-West tensions, and alleged American decline in the face of international competition cannot fully explain the stiffening regulation of unfair trade. The world trading system, Nivola argues, is not more restrictive now than it was earlier. Cries about foreign commercial transgressions in recent years have remained shrill despite a formidable U.S. export boom and an improved current account balance. Much of the U.S. regulatory activity has acquired a political momentum of its own. The activity has increased not just because global competitive pressures have generally intensified but because we have developed more ways and inducements to complain about those pressures. Nivola cautions that trade regulation now bears too much of the burden for ameliorating economic imbalances and deficiencies. The tendency adds to a sense of frustration that fuels demand for additional regulation. While recognizing the need for an explicit and responsible trade policy, Nivola concludes that such a policy must be based, first and foremost, on realistic expectations. Trade actions need to complement, not subordinate, a more basic agenda: improvement in the national rates of saving and investment, better preparation of the work force, control of runaway health care costs, less litigation, and more regulatory reform - all of which are likely to be far more consequential for the nation's long-term competitiveness and living standards
Red and blue nation? : characteristics and causes of America's polarized politics by Pietro S Nivola( Book )

28 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Considers the extent to which polarized views among political leaders and activists are reflected in the population at large. Pays particular attention to factors such as the increased influence of religion and the changing nature of the media and offers thoughtful analyses of the underlying problems"--Provided by publisher
Agenda for the nation( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text analyses the major domestic and foreign policy challenges facing the US over the 2000s. It explores the challenges and opportunities arising from the war on terrorism, economic growth, globalization and an increasingly diverse - and aging - society
Comparative disadvantages? : social regulations and the global economy( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book concludes that in a global economy the burden-some regulations of foreign countries deserve attention, but increasingly so do the burdens that American adversarial legalism imposes on this country and sometimes on others. Ideas and prospects for correcting the problem are discussed throughout
The politics of energy conservation by Pietro S Nivola( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The extra mile : rethinking energy policy for automotive transportation by Pietro S Nivola( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For the past twenty years, the primary goal of American energy policy has been to reduce the nation's reliance on oil, but, according to Pietro S. Nivola and Robert W. Crandall, policymakers have been going about it inefficiently in the transportation sector. They say the United States, rather than continuing to administer mileage mandates on motor vehicles, should raise the price of motor fuel to moderate consumption." "The authors find that an additional excise of twenty-five cents a gallon over the past nine years would have conserved at least as much oil as the existing policy of imposing gas mileage requirements for new passenger vehicles. And such a tax, they contend, would not be as detrimental to the economy as opponents fear, nor as regressive as they claim." "The authors examine the development of motor-fuel excises in Great Britain, France, Germany, Japan, and Canada, explaining the historical and political factors that have led to different national policy orientations." "Turning their attention back to the United States, Nivola and Crandall show how regulatory measures have fallen short of their goal and why political barriers to bolder taxation of gasoline remain formidable. They conclude by offering suggestions for new directions in U.S. policy at the federal, state, and local levels."--Jacket
Classic readings in American politics by Pietro S Nivola( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tense commandments : federal prescriptions and city problems by Pietro S Nivola( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the past decade, dozens of large cities lost population as jobs and people kept moving to the suburbs. Despite widespread urban revitalization and renewal, one fact remains unmistakable: when choosing where to live and work, Americans prefer the suburbs to the cities. Many underlying causes of the urban predicament are familiar: disproportionate poverty, stiff city tax rates, and certain unsatisfactory municipal services (most notably, public schools). Less recognized is the distinct possibility that sometimes the regulatory policies of the federal government-the rules and rulings imposed by its judges, bureaucrats, and lawmakers-further disadvantage the cities, ultimately burdening their ability to attract residents and businesses. In Tense Commandments, Pietro S. Nivola encourages renewed reflection on the suitable balance between national and local domains. He examines an array of directive or supervisory methods by which federal policymakers narrow local autonomy and complicate the work urban governments are supposed to do. Urban taxpayers finance many costly projects that are prescribed by federal law. A handful of national rules bore down on local governments before 1965. Today these governments labor under hundreds of so-called unfunded mandates. Federal aid to large cities has lagged behind a profusion of mandated expenditures, at times straining municipal budgets. Apart from their fiscal impacts, Nivola argues, various federal prescriptions impinge on local administration of routine services, tying the hands of managers and complicating city improvements. Nivola includes case studies of six cities: Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. He describes the "politics of paternalism," the political pressures that federal regulations place on governance. Then he offers comparisons with various political systems abroad, including Germany, the U.K., France, and Italy. As the nation and its cities brace for a long and arduous effort to combat terrorism, Nivola recommends that federal mandates be evaluated with a standard question: are they socially beneficial, or do they deprive localities of discretion, distort legitimate local priorities, and perhaps misallocate resources' In today's intricate federal system, the unencumbered capacity of governments at all levels to define their roles and concentrate on their core functions and responsibilities seems urgent
What so proudly we hailed : essays on the contemporary meaning of the War of 1812 by Peter J Kastor( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What So Proudly We Hailed looks at this period in American history through the lens of 21st century America. This book asks, What did America learn and not learn from the experience? How did it help shape a nation? With Congress divided along party lines, the U.S. government went to war without adequately preparing means to finance the conflict or capabilities needed to achieve its aims. Like the United States two hundred years ago, the executive branch still suffers from in-fighting. The military invades a foreign nation, expecting to be treated as liberators. The entire endeavor winds down to an inconclusive ending. By 2003, America was waging two wars at once, at vast expense. Neither was financed by tax increases but instead with borrowed money like in 1812 when the "Republican" party's reluctance to use the government's taxing power led to expanded debt and inadequate funding for the war. In this book, the contributors view how Partisan animosity in 1812 surpassed today's rancor, teaching us the danger of hyperpartisanship and the less obvious tendency of the party system to adapt and realign. The Federalist-Republican competition that dominated early U.S. politics dissipated in the war's aftermath. We take today's partisan divide as a given, but that is likely to pass. Historian Alan Taylor examines the war's sectional tensions and the implications for American nationalism. Historian Peter J. Kastor discusses how 1812-15 affected state-federal relations. Author Stephen Budiansky explores military legacy. Pietro Nivola assesses partisan rivalry of early 1800s and what it can tell us about today's strife. Benjamin Wittes and Ritika Singh investigate constitutional frictions regarding presidential power and civil liberties
The urban service problem : a study of housing inspection by Pietro S Nivola( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What would Madison do? : the Father of the Constitution meets modern American politics by Benjamin Wittes( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red and blue nation? : consequences and correction of America's polarized politics by Pietro S Nivola( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considers the extent to which polarized views among political leaders and activists are reflected in the population at large. Pays particular attention to factors such as the increased influence of religion and the changing nature of the media and offers thoughtful analyses of the underlying problems"--Provided by publisher
The new protectionism: US trade policy in historical perspective by Pietro S Nivola( )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author examines the expanding protectionist activity in the United States and compares its underlying political forces with those in the past. The main determinants that are analysed are interest group alignments, macro-economic and fiscal forces, regional divisions, political party orientations, legislative-executive relations, ideological changes.--SCAD summary
Waive of the future? : federalism and the next phase of welfare reform by Pietro S Nivola( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thinking about political polarization by Pietro S Nivola( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red and blue nation?( Book )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiscal millstones on the cities : revisiting the problem of federal mandates by Pietro S Nivola( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Characteristics and causes of America's polarized politics( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rediscovering federalism by Pietro S Nivola( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Agenda for the nationComparative disadvantages? : social regulations and the global economyClassic readings in American politicsTense commandments : federal prescriptions and city problemsRed and blue nation? : consequences and correction of America's polarized politicsCharacteristics and causes of America's polarized politics