Publisher description for Social impact assessment methods / edited by Kurt Finsterbusch, Lynn G. Llewellyn, C.P. Wolf.


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Social impact assessment was a by-product of the 1969 Natural Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which mandated an assessment of the human costs of development projects. This volume embodies an attempt to go beyond previous works on methodology, and to inventory systematically a broad spectrum of methods with proven utility. Academics interested in the latest research methods in social impact assessment, practitioners who need to know about the state-of-the-art in collecting and analyzing data for inclusion in environmental impact assessment, public officials who oversee and comply with the Natural Environmental Policy Act, and those concerned citizens whose lives may be affected by social and environmental changes, will find this book of great interest. Four major sections deal with frameworks and methodological approaches, primary data collection methods, secondary data collection methods, and special methodologies.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Social indicators.
Technological innovations -- Social aspects -- Evaluation.
Social prediction.