Infraction: Banking on Infrastructure
Drawing on four recent/forthcoming publications, this talk identifies and analyzes current developments in the actions, inactions, and infractions that surround public infrastructure planning and financing: the long run funding gap that has emerged in the context of fiscal austerity and economic crisis, and the subsequent monetization and financialization of public infrastructure as of late. The talk also evaluates what the concomitant transformation of property rights and social relations might hold for the future of public infrastructure governance in countries like Canada.
- Heather Whiteside. 2015. Purchase for Profit: public-private partnerships and Canada’s public health care system. University of Toronto Press: Toronto.
- Heather Whiteside. 2015. “How Ottawa Shifts Spending: private financing and the municipal infrastructure gap.” In G. Bruce Doern and Chris Stoney, eds. How Ottawa Spends 2015-2016. McGill-Queen’s University Press: Montreal and Kingston.
- Jamie Peck and Heather Whiteside. forthcoming 2016 (in press). “Financializing Detroit.” Economic Geography. June. [online winter 2015]
- Heather Whiteside. forthcoming 2016 (under review). About Canada: Public-Private Partnerships. Fernwood Publishing: Winnipeg and Halifax.
Thursday March 3rd
Hagey Hall 341 - PSCI Lounge
Event hosted by the department of Political Science and WatPEG