This book is the first significant international attempt to outline and analyze how social assessment has been integrated within natural resource management institutions to date. In doing so, it focuses on contemporary Australian and New Zealand experiences, and relates these back to the international context. Social Assessment in Natural Resource Management Institutions provides practical guidance for a wide range of planners, managers and stakeholders striving for better integration of social issues. The lessons derived are equally relevant to national, provincial, regional and local governance structures, international agencies, corporations, and community-based non-government organizations.
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About the Author
Marcus Lane is Assistant Professor of Environmental Planning in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His current research is concerned with the interaction of civil society and the state in environmental planning. In earlier work he has examined social impact assessment (SIA) for indigenous peoples in resource planning.
Nick Taylor is a director of Taylor-Baines and Associates in Christchurch, New Zealand. He specialises in social assessment relating to natural resource management, including tourism development. He has been involved in the development of techniques for social assessment and conducts training courses in social assessment internationally.
Allan Dale is a natural resource planner at CSIRO in Queensland, Australia and General Manager of Resource Policy in Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines. He was the first manager of Queensland's Social Impact Assessment (SIA) Unit from 1993 to 1996.