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dc.contributor.supervisor Bjornlund, Henning
dc.contributor.supervisor Mellow, Muriel
dc.contributor.author Nicol, Lorraine A.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-09-05T15:55:17Z
dc.date.available 2014-09-05T15:55:17Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/3494
dc.description xi, 283 leaves : maps ; 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract Region-based solutions present a promising avenue to water management in water stressed regions by providing increased flexibility. But regional solutions require the messy reworking of networks of power among multiple stakeholders, often leading to power struggles. This research examines the power dynamics of a case study involving 18 municipalities in the Calgary region of Canada called the Calgary Regional Partnership (CRP). In 2005 these municipalities embarked on a major city-region rescaling initiative involving water sharing and land-use planning. However, by 2009 four rural municipalities had left, bifurcating the partnership along urban and rural lines. Discourse analysis is used as a theoretical frame in which to examine power across multiple jurisdictions and scales. The research demonstrates how participants exercised differing degrees of discursive power and influence in the policymaking process. In exposing hidden dynamics, the research enhances our understanding of rescaling processes to improve regional outcomes and assist in solving broader water management problems. en_US
dc.language.iso en_CA en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Economics en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject Water transfer -- Alberta -- Calgary Region en_US
dc.subject Water use -- Alberta -- Bow River Basin en_US
dc.subject Integrated water development -- Alberta -- Calgary Region en_US
dc.subject Water resources development -- Alberta -- Bow River Basin en_US
dc.subject Bow River Basin (Alta.) en_US
dc.subject Apportionment en_US
dc.subject Resource allocation -- Alberta -- Bow River Basin en_US
dc.subject Water supply -- Management -- Government policy en_US
dc.subject Water rights -- Government policy -- Alberta -- Calgary Region en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Water and city-regionalism : discourse, power and hidden dynamics en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Economics en_US
dc.degree.level Ph.D en_US
dc.degree.level PhD
dc.proquestyes No en_US


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