Social Impact Assessment and Cross-Cultural Negotiation
Understand how social impact assessment can help stakeholders with different world-views find common ground.Explore the difficulties that can arise during cross-cultural negotiations. Pick apart case studies that deal with issues like native title.
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- 29 Jul 2019
This research-intensive university in north-western Sydney offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. With over 30,000 current students, Macquarie has a strong reputation for welcoming international students and embracing flexible and convenient study options, including its partnership with Open Universities Australia.
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- develop a critical literacy in the field of Social Impact Assessment in terms of inter-cultural communication, conflict and cooperation
- an ability to discuss the history of Social Impact Assessment and its basic theoretical and methodological foundations in Australia and internationally
- an ability to explain the requirements for negotiations-based approaches to Social Impact Assessment in cross-cultural settings
- understand the lessons of recent negotiations about resource industry and infrastructure developments in Australia
- understand the communications issues affecting cross-cultural negotiations and Social Impact Assessment research
- demonstrate written and oral communication skills and research skills at a high level.
- Introduction to SIA
- Theory, methodology and practice of SIA
- Case studies of SIA including: mining and resource development
- Native title
- Post-disaster recovery
- Climate change adaptation
- Forced resettlement
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No special requirements
Social impact assessment is a key tool in managing development in multicultural environments where stakeholders have different views of the world. Using case studies of resource projects, major infrastructure developments, native title, post-disaster recovery and climate change adaptation this subject develops conceptual, methodological and practical skills relevant to government, community and private sectors. Students will examine several major social impact studies and native title negotiations.
- Assignment (20%)
- Paper (30%)
- Research Assignment (40%)
- Participation (10%)
Textbooks are not required.