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Making a difference? : social assessment policy and praxis and its emergence in China

Author: Susanna Price, (Social development specialist); Kathryn May Robinson
Publisher: New York : Berghahn, [2015]
Series: Asia Pacific studies, v. 6.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Social assessment for projects in China is an important emerging field. This collection of essays - from authors whose formative work has influenced the policies that shape practice in  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susanna Price, (Social development specialist); Kathryn May Robinson
ISBN: 9781782384571 178238457X
OCLC Number: 892894900
Description: xvi, 299 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Figures and Tables Preface and Acknowledgements Abbreviations Introduction: Making Economic Growth Socially Sustainable? Susanna Price PART i: ENGAGED SOCIAL RESEARCH IN SHIFTING DEVELOPMENT NARRATIVES Introduction to Part One Susanna Price Chapter 1. Landmarks in Development: The Introduction of Social Analysis Michael M. Cernea Chapter 2. Social Science and the Mining Sector: Contemporary Roles and Dilemmas for Engagement Deanna Kemp and John R. Owen Chapter 3. Practicing Social Development: Navigating Local Contexts to Benefit Local Communities Aaron Kyle Dennis and Gregory Eliyu Guldin Chapter 4. Striving for Good Practice: Unpacking AusAID's approach to Community Development Kathryn Robinson and Andrew McWilliam Chapter 5. Seeds of Life: Social Research for Improved Farmer Yields in East Timor Andrew McWilliam, Modesto Lopes, Diana Glazebrook, Marcelino de Jesus da Costa, and Anita Ximenes PART II: APPLYING SOCIOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE IN CHINA Introduction to Part Two Susanna Price Chapter 6. Social Assessment in the People's Republic of China: Progress and Application in Domestic Development Projects Li Kaimeng Chapter 7. Turning Risks into Opportunities? Social Assessment as Governmental Technologies Bettina Gransow (æ ¯D48;x31;) Chapter 8. Participatory Monitoring of Development Projects in China David Arthur and Jianliang Xiao (Elisa) Chapter 9. How Social Assessment Could Improve Conservation Policy and Projects: Cases from Pastoral Management in China Wang Xiaoyi Chapter 10. Improving Social Impact Assessment and Participatory Planning to Identify and Manage Involuntary Resettlement Risks in the People's Republic of China Scott G. Ferguson and Wenlong Zhu Chapter 11. Stakeholder Participation in Rural Land Acquisition in China: A Case Study of the Resettlement Decision-making Process Yu Qingnian and Shi Guoqing Conclusion Susanna Price Notes on Contributors Glossary Index
Series Title: Asia Pacific studies, v. 6.
Responsibility: edited by Susanna Price and Kathryn Robinson.

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