Using causal maps to support ex-post assessment of social impacts of dams

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dc.contributorPoblación, Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo (POMADE)es
dc.contributorObservatorio Sociológico de la Educación (OBSOEDU)es
dc.contributor.authorAledo, Antonio-
dc.contributor.authorGarcía-Andreu, Hugo-
dc.contributor.authorPinese, José-
dc.contributor.otherUniversidad de Alicante. Departamento de Sociología Ies
dc.identifier.citationEnvironmental Impact Assessment Review. 2015, 55: 84-97. doi:10.1016/j.eiar.2015.07.004es
dc.identifier.issn0195-9255 (Print)-
dc.identifier.issn1873-6432 (Online)-
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents the results of an ex-post assessment of two important dams in Brazil. The study follows the principles of Social Impact Management, which offer a suitable framework for analyzing the complex social transformations triggered by hydroelectric dams. In the implementation of this approach, participative causal maps were used to identify the ex-post social impacts of the Porto Primavera and Rosana dams on the community of Porto Rico, located along the High Paraná River. We found that in the operation of dams there are intermediate causes of a political nature, stemming from decisions based on values and interests not determined by neutral, exclusively technical reasons; and this insight opens up an area of action for managing the negative impacts of
dc.description.sponsorshipFinancial support of the Auracaria Foundation of Investment and Research in Paraná, Brazil through projects 9527/2006, 14354/2009, and 13015/
dc.rights© 2015 Elsevier
dc.subjectCausal mapses
dc.subjectParticipatory methodologyes
dc.subjectParaná Riveres
dc.titleUsing causal maps to support ex-post assessment of social impacts of damses
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