Social Impact Assessment as ‘Applied Peoples' Geography’


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    The increasing imposition of requirements for formal impact assessment reports prior to government approval of major industrial developments provides an opportunity for professional geographers to address the research‐action agenda outlined by Harvey (1984) in his call for an applied peoples' geography. Using examples from impact studies involving indigenous peoples affected by Australian resource projects, this paper considers the conceptual basis for empowering, participatory and interventionist social impact research which addresses Harvey's concerns.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)127-140
    Number of pages14
    JournalAustralian Geographical Studies
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1993


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