The Resource A Politics of Inevitability : The Privatisation of the Berlin Water Company, the Global City Discourse, and Governance in 1990s Berlin, by Ross Beveridge, (electronic resource)

A Politics of Inevitability : The Privatisation of the Berlin Water Company, the Global City Discourse, and Governance in 1990s Berlin, by 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
Title remainder
The Privatisation of the Berlin Water Company, the Global City Discourse, and Governance in 1990s Berlin
Statement of responsibility
by Ross Beveridge
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  • eng
  • 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
Dewey number
  • 320.943/155
  • 320.943155
Dissertation note
Dissertation--Newcastle University, 2010.
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English
LC call number
JA1-92
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Political science
  • Political Science
  • Water Policy/Water Governance/Water Management
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A Politics of Inevitability : The Privatisation of the Berlin Water Company, the Global City Discourse, and Governance in 1990s Berlin, by Ross Beveridge, (electronic resource)
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Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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cr
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text
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txt
Contents
  • Acknowledgements; Contents; List of tables; List of acronyms and abbreviations; 1. Context, themes and strategy; A politics of inevitability; Analysing a politics of inevitability; Outline of the book; 2. Privatisation, globalisation and neo-liberalism: governance in the 1990s; Introduction; The rise of contemporary privatisation; Neo-liberal globalisation and the city; Privatisation in the water sector; Conclusion: re-politicising privatisation; Chapter 3. Facts and values in policy-making; Introduction; The relationships between knowledge, values and policy-making
  • Moving towards a post-positivist approach to policy studiesConclusion: studying facts and values in policy-making; 4. Governmentality, policy discourse and translation; Introduction; Governmentality; Political rationalities, political programmes and technologies of government; Adapting the approach to analyse policy-making; From discourse to political agency: ANT and translation; Actor-network theory and policy analysis?; Conclusion: summarising the analytical approach; 5. The global city policy discourse and water policy-making: making the privatisation of BWB 'inevitable'; Introduction
  • A ready-made account of why BWB was partially privatisedA politics in the making account of the background to the BWB privatisation; The global city discourse: translating neo-liberalism in Berlin; Translating the global city policy discourse in the water sector; Proposing the privatisation of BWB, 19971998: a politics of inevitability?; Conclusion: producing a politics of inevitability; 6. From ready-made accounts to a politics in the making account of the privatisation of BWB; Introduction; July 1998October 1999: realising the privatisation project; Ready-made politics 1
  • Ready-made politics 2A politics in the making account; Resistance to the management of the process; The negotiations with the private sector companies; RWE/ Vivendi/ Allianz win the bidding process; Revising the Partial Privatisation Law: the legal challenge and the confidential privatisation contracts (June - October 1999); BWB post-privatisation; Conclusion: assessing the accounts of the privatisation process; 7. Assessing the BWB partial privatisation; Introduction; The partial privatisation of BWB; Experts, contemporary governance and neo-liberalism; 8. Assessing the theoretical approach
  • IntroductionSynthesising three literatures; Areas for future research; References; Appendix: list of interviewees
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unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (228 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786613447616
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-531-94056-4
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remote
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  • (CKB)2550000000064898
  • (EBL)884609
  • (OCoLC)760176959
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Label
A Politics of Inevitability : The Privatisation of the Berlin Water Company, the Global City Discourse, and Governance in 1990s Berlin, by Ross Beveridge, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
  • Acknowledgements; Contents; List of tables; List of acronyms and abbreviations; 1. Context, themes and strategy; A politics of inevitability; Analysing a politics of inevitability; Outline of the book; 2. Privatisation, globalisation and neo-liberalism: governance in the 1990s; Introduction; The rise of contemporary privatisation; Neo-liberal globalisation and the city; Privatisation in the water sector; Conclusion: re-politicising privatisation; Chapter 3. Facts and values in policy-making; Introduction; The relationships between knowledge, values and policy-making
  • Moving towards a post-positivist approach to policy studiesConclusion: studying facts and values in policy-making; 4. Governmentality, policy discourse and translation; Introduction; Governmentality; Political rationalities, political programmes and technologies of government; Adapting the approach to analyse policy-making; From discourse to political agency: ANT and translation; Actor-network theory and policy analysis?; Conclusion: summarising the analytical approach; 5. The global city policy discourse and water policy-making: making the privatisation of BWB 'inevitable'; Introduction
  • A ready-made account of why BWB was partially privatisedA politics in the making account of the background to the BWB privatisation; The global city discourse: translating neo-liberalism in Berlin; Translating the global city policy discourse in the water sector; Proposing the privatisation of BWB, 19971998: a politics of inevitability?; Conclusion: producing a politics of inevitability; 6. From ready-made accounts to a politics in the making account of the privatisation of BWB; Introduction; July 1998October 1999: realising the privatisation project; Ready-made politics 1
  • Ready-made politics 2A politics in the making account; Resistance to the management of the process; The negotiations with the private sector companies; RWE/ Vivendi/ Allianz win the bidding process; Revising the Partial Privatisation Law: the legal challenge and the confidential privatisation contracts (June - October 1999); BWB post-privatisation; Conclusion: assessing the accounts of the privatisation process; 7. Assessing the BWB partial privatisation; Introduction; The partial privatisation of BWB; Experts, contemporary governance and neo-liberalism; 8. Assessing the theoretical approach
  • IntroductionSynthesising three literatures; Areas for future research; References; Appendix: list of interviewees
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (228 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786613447616
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-531-94056-4
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2550000000064898
  • (EBL)884609
  • (OCoLC)760176959
  • (SSID)ssj0000610563
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11365186
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000610563
  • (PQKBWorkID)10639007
  • (PQKB)10922796
  • (DE-He213)978-3-531-94056-4
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC884609
  • (EXLCZ)992550000000064898

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