Strategic perspectives analysis: a procedure for participatory and political social impact assessment

Dale, Allan P., and Lane, Marcus B. (1994) Strategic perspectives analysis: a procedure for participatory and political social impact assessment. Society and Natural Resources, 7 (3). pp. 253-267.

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Recent developments in planning and social impact assessment (SIA) theory have traveled parallel paths. Both fields have moved away from centralized, purportedly apolitical modes of decision making and are moving toward enhanced participation of parties affected by resource development. Some writers now view SIA and planning as essentially sociopolitical processes that should facilitate bargaining and negotiation among interest groups within the constraints of the law and government administration. Strategic perspectives analysis has been designed as a flexible procedure that can be used to conduct both participatory and political applications of SIA. In a progression from position analysis techniques, the method uses strategic planning principles to elicit the vision, objectives, and strategies of each party. It then facilitates the articulation of their interests with the planning process through more effective bargaining and negotiation.

Item ID: 45018
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1521-0723
Keywords: bargaining and negotiation, participatory and political SIA, planning, resource development
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2016 03:05
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160801 Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920413 Social Structure and Health @ 70%
94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9402 Government and Politics > 940299 Government and Politics not elsewhere classified @ 30%
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