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The Globalization and Financialization of Montreal Water: Network Procurement Practices for Commodifying a Commons

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The Globalization and Financialization of Montreal Water: Network Procurement Practices for Commodifying a Commons

Worton, Maria (2016) The Globalization and Financialization of Montreal Water: Network Procurement Practices for Commodifying a Commons. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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Abstract

The City of Montreal describes its water as a public service. This thesis complicates if not challenges such a designation by showing how emergent water-related infrastructure procurement practices are introducing global and financial markets into Montreal water. Indeed, Montreal’s Green Economy is arguably valuing all water-related infrastructure with the intention of commodifying it fully. While such commodification is diluting Montreal’s Water Commons with private actors and private decision-making, away from democratic procedures. The following actor network analysis shows multiple and heterogenous actors, relations and processes that are implicated in this transformation.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Sociology and Anthropology
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Worton, Maria
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A. Sc.
Program:Sociology
Date:15 September 2016
Thesis Supervisor(s):Neves, Katja
Keywords:water; Montreal; globalization; financialization; equity
ID Code:981848
Deposited By: maria worton
Deposited On:06 Feb 2017 16:04
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:53
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