New Directions In Social Impact Assessment


New Directions In Social Impact Assessment

Conceptual and Methodological Advances

Frank Vanclay , Ana Maria Esteves

Edited by Frank Vanclay, Professor of Cultural Geography, University of Groningen, The Netherlands and Ana Maria Esteves, Director, Community Insights, The Netherlands

2011, 416 pp Hb 978 1 84980 117 1

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‘This book should be read by anyone commissioning impact assessments who wants to build their understanding of the more progressive and innovative end of the topic. A job well done in the eyes of stakeholders and regulators requires proper social analysis.’
– Jon Samuel, Head of Social Performance, Anglo American

Contents
Contributors: N. Ahmad, I.C. Aucamp, S.-M. Aucamp, J.T. Baines, M.-A. Barclay, S. Beddies, S. Bice, D. Brereton, A. Bron, S. Coakes, A. Cottrell, A.A. Dani, A.M. Esteves, R. Evans, D.M. Franks, J. Hartz-Karp, B. Harvey, R. Howitt, P. Hunt, P. Kapelus, T. Kauppinen, D. Kemp, D. King, K. Lahiri-Dutt, G. MacNaughton, C.J. Moran, S. Nish, C. O’Faircheallaigh, J.J. Perold, J. Pope, E. Richards, A. Sadler, R. Sairinen, D. Samson, J. Schirmer, T. Scudder, H. Sherwin, C.N. Taylor, F. Vanclay, S. Woodborne

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This important new book outlines current developments in thinking in the field of Social Impact Assessment (SIA). It advances the theory and practice of SIA, and argues that a dramatic shift is required in the way socioeconomic studies and community participation is undertaken. The book emphasizes that, much more than the act of predicting impacts in a regulatory context, SIA needs to be the process of managing the social aspects of development and that there needs to be a holistic and integrated approach to impact assessment. It stresses that greater attention needs to be given to ensuring that the goals of development are attained and enhanced.

This significant addition to the literature will be an invaluable reference for academics, consultants and practitioners.

Full table of contents

Contents:

Foreword
Bruce Harvey

PART I: NEW APPROACHES IN THINKING ABOUT SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT
1. Current Issues and Trends in Social Impact Assessment
Frank Vanclay and Ana Maria Esteves

2. Understanding the Organizational Context
Deanna Kemp

3. Looking Beyond Impact Assessment to Social Sustainability
Ilse C. Aucamp, Stephan Woodborne, Jan J. Perold, Anita Bron and San-Marié Aucamp

4. Community-based Agreement Making with Land-connected Peoples
Simon Nish and Sara Bice

5. Theoretical Foundations
Richard Howitt

6. Ethical Issues and Dilemmas
James T. Baines and C. Nicholas Taylor

PART II: NEW ISSUES TO CONSIDER (OR OLD ISSUES TO CONSIDER BETTER)
7. Considering Gender in Social Impact Assessment
Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt and Nesar Ahmad

8. Social Impact Assessment and Indigenous Social Development
Ciaran O’Faircheallaigh

9. Disasters and Climate Change
Alison Cottrell and David King

10. Land Use Change
Jacki Schirmer

11. Development-induced Community Resettlement
Thayer Scudder

12. Cumulative Social Impacts
Daniel M. Franks, David Brereton and Chris J. Moran

13. Closure Planning
Robin Evans

14. Enhancing the Benefits of Projects through Local Procurement
Ana Maria Esteves, Mary-Anne Barclay, David Brereton and Daniel Samson

PART III: NEW METHODS AND TECHNIQUES
15. Enhancing Effectiveness through Deliberative Democracy
Janette Hartz-Karp and Jenny Pope

16. Environmental Conflict Mediation
Rauno Sairinen

17. Conflict-sensitive Impact Assessment
Paul Kapelus, Emily Richards and Hope Sherwin

18. The World Bank’s Poverty and Social Impact Analysis
Anis A. Dani and Sabine Beddies

19. Utilizing a Sustainable Livelihoods Approach to Inform Social Impact Assessment Practice
Sheridan Coakes and Andreas Sadler

20. Human Impact Assessment as a Framework for Integration
Tapani Kauppinen

21. A Human Rights-based Approach to Social Impact Assessment
Gillian MacNaughton and Paul Hunt

Index

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