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Chapter 5 SUSTAINABILITY APPRAISAL: A SOCIAL PERSPECTIVE

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Document begins: Chapter 5 SUSTAINABILITY APPRAISAL: A SOCIAL PERSPECTIVE1 James Baines and Bronwyn Morgan Taylor Baines & Associates, New Zealand 5.1 Introduction Like all other chapters, this one should also be treated as `work in progress', reflecting only a preliminary treatment of the subject. It is based on desk research involving scanning a large volume of bibliographic materials and a review and critique of a limited number of documents. This has enabled the development of a framework for evaluating further documentary material. The focus is on two key questions: · What is the social dimension of sustainability? Or what is social sustainability and how is it analysed in theory and practice?2 This question addresses the framework of sustainability objectives and measures and, in particular, the perspectives, concepts and criteria of social sustainability. Specifically, how are the social dimensions of sustainability treated, eg as equity, rights, human capital issues? · How is environmental, social and economic information analysed, integrated and presented to decision-makers? - with particular interest in trade-off formats3. This question addresses analytical and integrative tools and procedures that have been developed (and reported in the literature). 1 This chapter draws from work undertaken for a review of institutional arrangements ...

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  • IIED code: G02181
  • Published: no date
  • Theme: Governance
  • Language: English

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