This systematic, critical review of more than 600 recent publications in social impact assessment (SIA) and related fields is based on the authors' belief that SIA is more than an analytical technique--it is also a logical and timely response to our ever-growing need for more and better information to facilitate decision making in an increasingly c
Table of Contents
Preface -- Focus on Social Impact Assessment -- Social Impact Assessment: A Brief Description -- Policy Making, Planning, and Impact Assessment -- The Quantification of Social Information -- Overviews of Social Impact Assessment -- General Methodologies and Approaches to SIA -- Urban and Community Impact Assessment and Minority Groups -- Cumulative Impact Assessment -- The Monitoring of Impacts -- General Issues in Public Participation -- Studying Preferences in the SIA Process -- Communicating the Results of the SIA -- Boomtowns, New Towns, and Energy Development -- Case Studies -- Social Impact Assessment in an Interdisciplinary Perspective -- On Integration and Interdisciplinary Studies -- Cost-Benefit Analysis and Related Techniques -- SIA and Environmental Impact Assessment -- Environmental Perception and Landscape Preferences -- Social Forecasting: Technology Assessment and SIA -- Assessing Risk -- Decision Analysis -- Social Assessment in Developing Countries -- Social Assessment in Developing Countries -- Other Sources of Information -- Periodicals and Journals -- Other Bibliographies
Michael J. Carley is currently a research fellow at the Policy Studies Institute in London. He has been a planning consultant in the field of social policy analysis and impact assessment in Canada and elsewhere, including the National Centre for Human Resources in Brazil. He is the author of Rational Techniques in Policy Analysis and Social Measurement and Social Indicators . Eduardo S. Bustelo is currently program and planning officer for UNICEF in Brazil. He has been a consultant in the area of mathematical models for socioeconomic planning for the Economic Commission for Latin America (CEPAL). He has also been a university professor and is the coeditor (with Ray Bromley) of Techniques Versus Politics in Planning and the author of articles in academic journals.