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Author Price, Susanna
Title Making a Difference? : Social Assessment Policy and Praxis and Its Emergence in China
Imprint New York, NY : Berghahn Books, Incorporated, 2015
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Descript 1 online resource (315 pages)
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Series Asia-Pacific Studies: Past and Present Ser. ; v.6
Asia-Pacific Studies: Past and Present Ser
Note Intro -- Contents -- Figures and Tables -- Preface -- Abbreviations -- Introduction - Making Economic Growth Socially Sustainable? -- Part I - Engaged Social Research in Shifting Development Narratives -- Introduction to Part I -- 1 - Landmarks in Development: The Introduction of Social Analysis -- 2 - Social Science and the Mining Sector: Contemporary Roles and Dilemmas for Engagement -- 3 - Practising Social Development: Navigating Local Contexts to Benefit Local Communities -- 4 - Striving for Good Practice: Unpacking AusAID's Approach to Community Development -- 5 - Seeds of Life: Social Research for Improved Farmer Yields in Timor-Leste -- Part II - Applying Sociological Knowledge in China -- Introduction to Part II -- 6 - Social Assessment in China: Progress and Application in Domestic Development Projects -- 7 - Turning Risks into Opportunities? Social Assessment as Governmental Techologies -- 8 - Participatory Monitoring of Development Projects in China -- 9 - How Social Assessment Could Improve Conservation Policy and Projects: Cases from Pastoral Management in China -- 10 - Improving Social Impact Assessment and Participatory Planning to Identify and Manage Involuntary Resettlement Risks in the People's Republic of China -- 11 - Stakeholder Participation in Rural Land Acquisition in China: A Case Study of the Resettlement Decision-making Process -- Conclusion -- Contributors -- Glossary -- Index
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 development-affected communities - locates recent Chinese experience of the development of social assessment practices (including in displacement and resettlement) in a historical and comparative perspective. Contributors - social scientists employed by international development banks, national government agencies, and sub-contracting groups - examine projects from a practitioner's perspective. Real-life experiences are presented as case-specific praxis, theoretically informed insight, and pragmatic lessons-learned, grounded in the history of this field of development practice. They reflect on work where economic determinism reigns supreme, yet project failure or success often hinges upon sociopolitical and cultural factors
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Price, Susanna Making a Difference? : Social Assessment Policy and Praxis and Its Emergence in China New York, NY : Berghahn Books, Incorporated,c2015 9781782384571
Subject Economic development projects -- Social aspects -- China.;Social planning -- China.;Needs assessment -- China.;Public welfare -- China.;China -- Social policy.;China -- Economic policy
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Alt Author Robinson, Kathryn
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