The Resource A politics of inevitability : the privatisation of the Berlin Water Company, the global city discourse, and governance in 1990s Berlin, Ross Beveridge, (electronic resource)

A politics of inevitability : the privatisation of the Berlin Water Company, the global city discourse, and governance in 1990s Berlin, Ross Beveridge, (electronic resource)

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A politics of inevitability : the privatisation of the Berlin Water Company, the global city discourse, and governance in 1990s Berlin
Title
A politics of inevitability
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the privatisation of the Berlin Water Company, the global city discourse, and governance in 1990s Berlin
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Ross Beveridge
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eng
Summary
This book provides a detailed analysis of the controversial privatisation of the Berlin Water Company (BWB) in 1999. As with other cases of privatisation around the world, the city’s government argued there was no alternative in a context of public debts and economic restructuring. Drawing on post-structuralist theory, the analysis presented here steps outside the parameters of this neat, straightforward explanation. It problematises the ‘hard facts’ upon which the decision was apparently made, presenting instead an account in which facts can be political constructions shaped by normative assumptions and political strategies. A politics of inevitability in 1990s Berlin is revealed; one characterised by depoliticisation, expert-dominated policy processes and centred upon the perceived necessities of urban governance in the global economy. It is an account in which global and local dynamics mix: where the interplay between the general and the specific, between neoliberalism and politicking, and between globalisation and local actors characterise the discussion. This book is valuable reading for researchers in the fields of water politics, urban studies, policy studies and those with a general interest in post-structuralist theory
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Beveridge, Ross
Dissertation note
Diss.-- Newcastle University, 2010.
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0
LC call number
JS5501
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.B48 2012
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Berliner Wasser-Betriebe
  • Berlin (Germany)
  • Water utilities
  • Sciences sociales
  • Sciences humaines
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A politics of inevitability : the privatisation of the Berlin Water Company, the global city discourse, and governance in 1990s Berlin, Ross Beveridge, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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text
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1 online resource (234 pages).
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  • online
  • electronic
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9783531182193
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  • (OCoLC)760176959
  • (OCoLC)ocn760176959
Label
A politics of inevitability : the privatisation of the Berlin Water Company, the global city discourse, and governance in 1990s Berlin, Ross Beveridge, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (234 pages).
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9783531182193
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)760176959
  • (OCoLC)ocn760176959

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