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Title: Megaprojects in maritime Canada : a case study of the New Brunswick Electric Power Commission.
Author: Secord, Andrew G.
Awarding Body: University of Sussex
Current Institution: University of Sussex
Date of Award: 1992
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The research provides an explanatory account of the changes in electrical policy in New Brunswick beginning with the origins of the New Brunswick Electric Power Commission in the 1920s and culminating in the nuclear option of the 1970s and 1980s. This involves an explanation of the origins of the state enterprise in the 1920s, its truncated development in the 1930s, its growth in the 1950s under the "power for industry" model, and the export-led strategy of the 1970s and 1980s. Located in an economically underdeveloped region of Canada, the relatively successful state enterprise had significant implications for private accumulation and provincial politics. The growth of the New Brunswick Electric Power Commission was such that it was able to embark on an allnuclear option which placed its construction proj ects on the scale of the federal megaprojects of the 1980s in Canada. The research concludes with a discussion of the contradictions of the exportled model and recent political responses to it. A documentary style is followed in the thesis, utilizing the archival records of four different governments in New Brunswick between 1940 and 1986, records of the state enterprise made available under Right to Information procedures, federal government archival records, and interviews.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Internal and EU commerce & consumer affairs Commerce Political science Public administration