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dc.contributor.authorO'Faircheallaigh, Ciaran
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:33:13Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:33:13Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.date.modified2010-05-31T06:54:25Z
dc.identifier.issn14615517
dc.identifier.doi10.3152/146155109X438715
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/29909
dc.description.abstractDefinitions of and judgments regarding effectiveness in social impact assessment (SIA) depend on how the activities that constitute SIA, and the purposes of SIA, are understood. The latter, in particular, are defined differently by various groups and interests that participate in, or are affected by, impact assessment processes. Thus the concept of 'effectiveness', and the issue of what is required to achieve it, are both contested and contextual. This article reviews a number of different approaches to SIA, and outlines in general terms what effectiveness might mean for each. It then considers, at two levels, what 'effective SIA' involves in a specific context, that of large-scale resource development on the traditional lands of Australia's Aboriginal peoples. The first level involves control of SIA. For indigenous peoples who have historically been excluded from and ignored by SIAs undertaken as part of government approval processes, Aboriginal control of SIA is an essential prerequisite for 'effective SIA'. However control only creates the potential for effectiveness. The second level of analysis involves the numerous practical activities that must be undertaken, and issues that must be addressed, to realise this potential. The paper develops a matrix designed to help practitioners and affected indigenous groups identify and manage these activities and issues in a systematic way. Many of them are also relevant in conducting SIA in non-indigenous contexts, and so the analysis is of wider application.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherBeech Tree Publishing
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom95
dc.relation.ispartofpageto110
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalImpact Assessment and Project Appraisal
dc.relation.ispartofvolume27
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical Science not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Science and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchUrban and Regional Planning
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160699
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0502
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1205
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1801
dc.titleEffectiveness in social impact assessment: Aboriginal peoples and resource development in Australia
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, School of Government and International Relations
gro.rights.copyright© 2009 Beech Tree Publishing. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
gro.date.issued2009
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gro.griffith.authorO'Faircheallaigh, Ciaran S.


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