Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

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This new introduction to impact assessment examines the tools and approaches which try to ensure that the process of development follows the best possible course. Presupposing no prior knowledge of the subject it considers the concepts, methods and practice of impact assessment, and outlines its capabilities, characteristics and limitations.

The book includes coverage of both environmental and social impact assessment and emphasizes the importance of their use in advance of the decision-making process. An extensive bibliography, suggestions for further reading, and a glossary of terms are also provided. Barrow's accessible new text is essential reading for those approaching the subject for the first time, whether from a science or a social science background.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 530.7g
  • Hodder Arnold
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 28 black and white line drawings
  • 0340662719
  • 9780340662717

Table of contents

Techniques which predate, feed into, support, run parallel to or overlap with impact assessment
Impact assessment: role and relationship with planning, politics and management
The impact assessment process
Techniques and methods for identifying, assessing and communicating environmental impact
The origins of impact assessment and its spread
Impact assessment in developing countries
Social impact assessment
Impact assessment in practice
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It provides good coverage of the topic... Teachers wanting to provide students with project ideas will find numerous ideas which can be adapted...a fine attempt to summarise a notoriously individualistic topic,
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