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Social impact assessment

This chapter focuses on social impact assessment (SIA) in the context of the professional practice of resource managers. It is beyond the scope of this volume to provide readers with detailed information about each relevant piece of legislation affecting SIA in various jurisdictions or detailed evaluation of all the current methods and theories utilised in this field. Rather, the chapter offers an overview, some examples, and an opportunity to think about the contribution SIA can make to improved resource management practices.