Evaluating the Effectiveness of British Columbia's Environmental Assessment for First Nations' Participation in Mining Development
Baker, Douglas C. & McLelland, James N. (2003) Evaluating the Effectiveness of British Columbia's Environmental Assessment for First Nations' Participation in Mining Development. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 23(5), pp. 581-603.
This paper applies effectiveness as a criterion to measure the participation of First Nations' participation in British Columbia's environmental assessment process. Effectiveness is reviewed as a means to measure policy implementation and an expanded framework is proposed to measure effectiveness. The framework is applied to three case studies in north-central British Columbia to measure the effectiveness of First Nations' participation in the EA process for mining development. All three cases failed to achieve procedural, substantive, and transactive efficacy and thereby failed to meet overall policy effectiveness. The policies used by the British Columbia government, including the relatively recent Environmental Assessment Act (1995), reflect a poor integration of First Nations people in the EA decision-making process with respect to mine development.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
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|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2003 Elsevier|
|Deposited On:||24 Oct 2007 00:00|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 13:21|
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