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Deliberation and Actor-Networks: The "Practical" Implications of Social theory for the Assessment of Large Dams and Other Interventions

Lockie, Stewart


This article reviews the potential contribution of deliberative theory and actor-network theory to the practice of social impact assessment (SIA). With reference to a case study of the World Commission on Dams, it argues for an approach to SIA that goes beyond documenting social change and that (1) targets consensus building among those impacted by planned interventions as a basic starting point for social scientific investigation; (2) places greater emphasis on the ways in which peoples'...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Society and Natural Resources
DOI: 10.1080/08941920701460317


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