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Developments in Social Impact Assessment

Edited by Frank Vanclay, Professor of Cultural Geography, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
Along with environmental impact assessment, social impact assessment (SIA) has its origins in the 1970s and has developed from being a tool to meet regulatory requirements, to a discipline that seeks to contribute proactively to better project and policy development and to enhance the wellbeing of affected people. This volume, edited by a leading authority in the field, collates the classic articles in the history of SIA along with the most significant recent papers in this expanding area.
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Publication Date: 2014
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  • Environment
  • Environmental Geography
  • Environmental Sociology
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Along with environmental impact assessment, social impact assessment (SIA) has its origins in the 1970s and has developed from being a tool to meet regulatory requirements, to a discipline that seeks to contribute proactively to better project and policy development and to enhance the wellbeing of affected people. This volume, edited by a leading authority in the field, collates the classic articles in the history of SIA along with the most significant recent papers in this expanding area.

This important collection, with an original introduction by the editor, will be an invaluable source of reference for students, academics and practitioners with an interest in the field of social impact assessment.
50 articles, dating from 1973 to 2013
Contributors include: C. Barrow, R. Burdge, A.M. Esteves, K. Finsterbusch, D. Franks, W. Freudenburg, R. Howitt, S. Lockie, C. O’Faircheallaigh, C. Wolf
Contents:

Acknowledgements

Introduction Frank Vanclay

PART I CURRENT OVERVIEW OF SIA
1. Ana Maria Esteves, Daniel Franks and Frank Vanclay (2012), ‘Social Impact Assessment: The State of the Art’
2. Ciaran O'Faircheallaigh (2009), ‘Effectiveness in Social Impact Assessment: Aboriginal Peoples and Resource Development in Australia’
3. Stewart Lockie (2001), ‘SIA In Review: Setting the Agenda for Impact Assessment in the 21st Century’
4. Frank Vanclay (2004), ‘The Triple Bottom Line and Impact Assessment: How do TBL, EIA, SIA, SEA and EMS Relate to Each Other?’
5. Frank Vanclay (2012), ‘The Potential Application of Social Impact Assessment in Integrated Coastal Zone Management’

PART II GUIDELINES AND PRINCIPLES
6. Frank Vanclay (2003), ‘International Principles for Social Impact Assessment: Their Evolution’
7. Frank Vanclay (2003), ‘International Principles for Social Impact Assessment’
8. Interorganizational Committee on Principles and Guidelines for Social Impact Assessment (2003), ‘Principles and Guidelines for Social Impact Assessment in the USA’
9. Frank Vanclay (2006), ‘Principles for Social Impact Assessment: A Critical Comparison between the International and US Documents’

PART III ETHICS AND VALUES
10. Richard Howitt (2005), ‘The Importance of Process in Social Impact Assessment: Ethics, Methods and Process for Cross-cultural Engagement’
11. Robert Fisher (2008), ‘Anthropologists and Social Impact Assessment: Negotiating the Ethical Minefield’
12. Michael Gismondi (1997), ‘Sociology and Environmental Impact Assessment’

PART IV UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL IMPACTS
13. Roel Slootweg, Frank Vanclay and Marlies van Schooten (2001), ‘Function Evaluation as a Framework for the Integration of Social and Environmental Impact Assessment’
14. Frank Vanclay (2002), ‘Conceptualising Social Impacts’
15. Stewart Lockie, Susan Rockloft, Danielle Helbers, Maharlina Gorospe-Lockie and Karen Lawrence (2009), ‘Assessing the Social Impacts of Extensive Resource Use Activities’

PART V THEORETICAL FRAMEWORKS
16. Thomas Dietz (1987), ‘Theory and Method in Social Impact Assessment’
17. Helen Ross and Tara K. McGee (2006), ‘Conceptual Frameworks for SIA Revisited: A Cumulative Effects Study on Lead Contamination and Economic Change’
18. Nigel Rossouw and Shakti Malan (2007), ‘The Importance of Theory in Shaping Social Impact Monitoring: Lessons from the Berg River Dam, South Africa’
19. Stewart Lockie (2007), ‘Deliberation and Actor-Networks: The “Practical” Implications of Social Theory for the Assessment of Large Dams and Other Interventions’

PART VI SIA IN PRACTICE
20. Ciaran O’Faircheallaigh (2010), ‘Public Participation and Environmental Impact Assessment: Purposes, Implications, and Lessons for Public Policy Making’
21. Ana Maria Esteves and Frank Vanclay (2009), ‘Social Development Needs Analysis as a Tool for SIA to Guide Corporate-Community Investment: Applications in the Minerals Industry’
22. Ana Maria Esteves and Mary-Anne Barclay (2011), ‘Enhancing the Benefits of Local Content: Integrating Social and Economic Impact Assessment into Procurement Strategies’
23. Dianne Buchan (2003), ‘Buy-in and Social Capital: By-Products of Social Impact Assessment’
24. Annelies Stolp, Wim Groen, Jacqueline van Vliet and Frank Vanclay (2002), ‘Citizen Values Assessment: Incorporating Citizens’ Value Judgements in Environmental Impact Assessment’

PART VII VARIOUS ISSUES OF INTEREST
25. Deanna Kemp and Frank Vanclay (2013), ‘Human Rights and Impact Assessment: Clarifying the Connections in Practice’
26. Philippe Hanna and Frank Vanclay (2013), ‘Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples and the Concept of Free, Prior and Informed Consent’
27. Ciaran O’Faircheallaigh (1999), ‘Making Social Impact Assessment Count: A Negotiation-Based Approach for Indigenous Peoples’
28. Keith Storey (2010), ‘Fly-in/Fly-out: Implications for Community Sustainability’
29. Stewart Lockie, Maree Franettovich, Vanessa Petkova-Timmer, John Rolfe and Galina Ivanova (2009), ‘Coal Mining and the Resource Community Cycle: A Longitudinal Assessment of the Social Impacts of the Coppabella Coal Mine’
30. Daniel M. Franks, David Brereton and Chris J. Moran (2010), ‘Managing the Cumulative Impacts of Coal Mining on Regional Communities and Environments in Australia’
31. Doreen Stabinksy (2000), ‘Bringing Social Analysis Into a Multilateral Environmental Agreement: Social Impact Assessment and the Biosafety Protocol’
32. C.J. Barrow (2010), ‘How is Environmental Conflict Addressed by SIA?’

PART VIII CASE STUDIES OF SIA AROUND THE WORLD
33. Bettina Gransow (2007), ‘Social Transformation in China and the Development of Social Assessment’
34. Mostafa Ahmadvand, Ezatollah Karami, Gholam Hossein Zamani and Frank Vanclay (2009), ‘Evaluating the Use of Social Impact Assessment in the Context of Agricultural Development Projects in Iran’
35. Jacobus A. du Pisani and Luke A. Sandham (2006), ‘Assessing the Performance of SIA in the EIA Context: A Case Study of South Africa’
36. Bryan Tilt, Yvonne Braun and Daming He (2009), ‘Social Impacts of Large Dam Projects: A Comparison of International Case Studies and Implications for Best Practice’

PART IX HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT DOCUMENTS
37. Magoroh Maruyama (1973), ‘Cultural, Social, and Psychological Considerations in the Planning of Public Works’
38. C.P. Wolf (1974), ‘Social Impact Assessment: The State of the Art’
39. Sue Johnson and Rabel J. Burdge (1974), ‘Social Impact Statements: A Tentative Methodology’
40. Lynn Llewellyn, Elaine Bunten, Clare Goodman, Gail Hare, Richard Mach and Ralph Swisher (1975), ‘The Role of Social Impact Assessment in Highway Planning’
41. Mark A. Shields (1975), ‘Social Impact Studies: An Expository Analysis’
42. James C. Cramer, Thomas Dietz and Robert A. Johnston (1980), ‘Social Impact Assessment of Regional Plans: A Review of Methods and Issues and a Recommended Process’
43. C.P. Wolf (1980), ‘Getting Social Impact Assessment into the Policy Arena’
44. Kurt Finsterbusch (1985), ‘State of the Art in Social Impact Assessment’
45. William R. Freudenburg (1986), ‘Social Impact Assessment’
46. Rabel J. Burdge (1991), ‘A Brief History and Major Trends in the Field of Impact Assessment’
47. Robert Gramling and William R. Freudenburg (1992), ‘Opportunity-Threat, Development, and Adaptation: Toward a Comprehensive Framework for Social Impact Assessment’
48. Christiane Gagnon, Philip Hirsch and Richard Howitt (1993), ‘Can SIA Empower Communities?’
49. Kurt Finsterbusch (1995), ‘In Praise of SIA: A Personal Review of the Field of Social Impact Assessment: Feasibility, Justification, History, Methods, Issues’
50. Rabel J. Burdge and Frank Vanclay (1996), ‘Social Impact Assessment: A Contribution to the State of the Art Series’