Household and Network Analysis for Understanding Social Changes in Mining Development


Castillo, Gerardo. 2013. “Household and Network Analysis for Understanding Social Changes in Mining Development.”  Paper presented at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the International Association for Impact Assessment, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, May 13-16. 

Author: Gerardo Castillo


The aim of this paper is to discuss the limits of the conventional Social Impact Assessment (SIA) approach, and propose the use of a Household and Network Analysis (HNA) for a better comprehension of resource development transformations within local communities and mining regions. In order to address this objective, [it] critically discusses some of the major limitations of the conventional SIA approach and presents the main features of the HNA as a complementary way for dealing with these shortcomings. It argues that HNA is especially suited to grasp an emic or local population’s perspective in the context of cumulative impacts. The paper provides examples from experiences of current large-scale mining in Peruvian Andes.

Keywords: Desarrollo rural, Gobernabilidad y política, Recursos naturales e industrias extractivas

Topics: Development, Economies, Extractive Industries, Gendered Power Relations, Households Regions: Americas, South America Countries: Peru

Year: 2013

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