New Directions in Social Impact Assessment
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New Directions in Social Impact Assessment

Conceptual and Methodological Advances

Edited by Frank Vanclay and Ana Maria Esteves

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.
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Chapter 1: Current Issues and Trends in Social Impact Assessment

Frank Vanclay and Ana Maria Esteves

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1. Current issues and trends in social impact assessment Frank Vanclay and Ana Maria Esteves Introduction Building on its predecessor, The International Handbook of Social Impact Assessment (Becker and Vanclay, 2003), this edited book outlines cur...

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