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.

View at publisher

Abstract

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.

Impact and interest:

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

ID Code: 10377
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal's website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
DOI: 10.1016/S0195-9255(03)00093-3
ISSN: 0195-9255
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

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page