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Social Impact Assessment and Linear Projects

Howitt, R and Jackson, SE (2000). Social Impact Assessment and Linear Projects. In Goldman, LR(Ed.), Social Impact Analysis: An Applied Anthropology Manual. Oxford: Berg Publishers. (pp. 257-296).

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Author Howitt, R
Jackson, SE
Title of Chapter Social Impact Assessment and Linear Projects
Title of Book Social Impact Analysis: An Applied Anthropology Manual
Place of Publication Oxford
Publisher Berg Publishers
Publication Year 2000
Editor Goldman, LR
ISBN 1859733921   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Chapter Number 9
Start Page 257
End Page 296
Total Pages 40
HERDC Category B - Book Chapter (DEST)
Abstract This book addresses the nature, purpose and processes associated with social impact analysis. Because resource development projects occur in human as well as ecological environments, stakeholders - landowners, companies and governments - are compelled to ensure that the benefits of any project are maximized while the negative risks are minimized. Achieving such objectives means implementing programs which monitor and evaluate the ongoing effects of a project on the social and cultural lives of the impacted populace. This book aims to provide a teaching and training resource for students, social scientists (anthropologists, sociologists, human geographers, environmentalists, engineers, etc.) and indigenous personnel and operators who are tasked with community affairs programs in those countries where resource development projects are implemented. The constituent chapters provide how-to guides and frameworks that are generously illustrated with case studies drawn variously from North America and the Asia-Pacific region. Topics addressed include Legal Frameworks and Compliance Procedures, Social Mapping, Environmental Reports, Social and Economic Impact Studies, Social Monitoring Techniques, Project Development, Statistical Packages and Report Production.This book is unique in so far as it seeks to prioritize application over theory. Moreover, it is the first training resource that is sensitive to non-western indigenes' need to assimilate and apply skills engendered by Western countries.
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