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GEOP802 | Social Impact Assessment and Cross Culture Negotiation | Geography

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GEOP802 Social Impact Assessment and Cross Culture Negotiation Geography

Write a (1000 word) review of the readings for weeks 1-3 and the introductory lectures. Your review should identify key themes in the literature and relate those themes to your own learning objectives in the unit and fields of interest/professional practice. GEOP802 Social Impact Assessment and Cross Culture Negotiation Geography.

The purpose of this assessment task is to ensure that you understand the history, purpose, and principles underpinning Social Impact Assessment. You are required to demonstrate a critical understanding of the introductory readings and lectures, the issues they raise and the relevance of these issues to your own learning objectives in the unit and fields of interest/professional practice. This assessment aims to provide you with a clear overview of SIA and how it relates to your own learning objectives. 

This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes: 

• Critical literacy in the field of Social Impact Assessment in terms of intercultural communication, conflict, and cooperation. 

• An ability to discuss the history of Social Impact Assessment and its basic theoretical and methodological foundations in Australia and internationally. 

• Demonstrated written and oral communication skills and research skills at a high level. 

GEOP802 Social Impact Assessment and Cross Culture Negotiation Geography

Week readings: 

Required readings:

Arce-Gomez, Antonio, Jerome D. Donovan, and Rowan E. Bedggood. (2015) Social impact assessments: Developing a consolidated conceptual framework. Environmental Impact Assessment Review 50: 85-94.

Barrow, CJ (2000) Social Impact Assessment: An Introduction. Arnold, London: Chapters 1-2.

Esteves, Ana Maria, Franks, Daniel and Vanclay, Frank. (2012) Social impact assessment: the state of the art, Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, 30: 1, 35-44

Vanclay, F., Esteves, A.M., Aucamp, I. & Franks, D. (2015) Social Impact Assessment: Guidance for assessing and managing the social impacts of projects. International Association for Impact Assessment, Fargo ND: 2-8, 16-19.

Week 2

Required readings:

During week 2, please ensure that you read two to three of the following readings:

Craig, D. (1990) Social Impact Assessment: politically-oriented approaches and applications. Environmental Impact Assessment Review 10: 37-54.

O’Faircheallaigh, C. (2011) ‘Social impact assessment and indigenous social development’ in Vanclay F. & Esteves M.A. (eds) New Directions in Social Impact Assessment: Conceptual and Methodological Advances. Edward Elgar Press, Cheltenham: 138-153

Howitt, R. (1993) Social Impact Assessment as ‘applied peoples’ geography’. Australian Geographical Studies 31(2): 127-140.

Ross, H. (1990) Community social impact assessment: a framework for indigenous peoples. Environment Impact Assessment Review 10: 185-193.

Week 3

Required reading:

O’Faircheallaigh, C.  (1999). “Making Social Impact Assessment Count: A Negotiation-Based Approach for Indigenous Peoples.” Society and Natural Resources 12: 63-80.

O’Faircheallaigh, C. (2009) Effectiveness in Social Impact Assessment: Aboriginal Peoples and Resource Development in Australia. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, 27 (2): 95-110

Lane, M. B., H. Ross and A. Dale (1997) Social Impact Research: integrating the social, political and planning paradigms. Human Organization 56(3): 302-310.

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