Research program

My research program deals with community involvement in environmental governance, particularly environmental impact assessment. An important focus of my work is the learning implications of involvement and the consequences for social aspects of sustainability. I study non-formal, informal and social learning and different types of outcomes, such as cognitive, value, behavioural, relational, policy and institutional change. My work covers various levels of social organization (e.g., individuals, groups and organizations) and different aspects of social sustainability (e.g., adaptive capacity, environmental justice and socio-political empowerment).

Recent publications

Journal articles

2022. Bullock, R. C. L., Diduck, A. P., Luedee, J., & Zurba, M. Integrating social learning, adaptive capacity and climate adaptation for regional scale analysis: A conceptual framework. Environmental Management. doi:10.1007/s00267-022-01630-x

2022. Hegde, M., Patel, K., & Diduck, A. P. Environmental clearance conditions in impact assessment in India: moving beyond greenwash. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, 40(3) 214-227. doi:10.1080/14615517.2022.2025689

2021. Zurba, M., Sinclair, A. J., & Diduck, A. P. “Two-Row” cross-cultural learning for collaborative governance of forestland in northwestern Ontario, Canada. Regional Environmental Change, 21(2), 57. doi:10.1007/s10113-021-01784-0

Edited book

2021. Diduck, A. P., Patel, K., & Malik, A. K. (Eds.). Advancing Environmental Justice for Marginalized Communities in India: Progress, Challenges and Opportunities. Milton Park, England: Routledge.

Book chapters

2022. Fitzpatrick, P., Diduck, A. P., & Robson, J. P. Good development should not end with environmental assessment: Adaptive management and learning as guiding principles for northern development. In A. Craft & J. Gunn (Eds.), “In Our Backyard”: Legacy Resource Development in Northern and Remote Areas: The Keeyask Experience (pp. 351-367). Winnipeg, Canada: University of Manitoba Press.

2022. Sinclair, A. J., Diduck, A. P., & Parkins, J. R. Innovative approaches to achieving meaningful public participation in next generation impact assessment. In K. Hanna (Ed.), Routledge Handbook of Environmental Impact Assessment. (pp. 239-258). Milton Park, Abingdon, England: Routledge.

2021. Diduck, A. P., Johnson, R. M., Edwards, E., Gardner, J. G., Sinclair, A. J., & Patel, K. Small hydro and environmental justice: lessons from the Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh. In A. P. Diduck, K. Patel, & A. K. Malik (Eds.), Advancing Environmental Justice for Marginalized Communities in India: Progress, Challenges and Opportunities (pp. 101-118). Milton Park, England: Routledge.

2021. Diduck, A. P., Patel, K., & Malik, A. K. Lessons for policy and institutional reform. In A. P. Diduck, K. Patel, & A. K. Malik (Eds.), Advancing Environmental Justice for Marginalized Communities in India: Progress, Challenges and Opportunities (pp. 231-238). Milton Park, Abingdon, England: Routledge.

2021. Diduck, A. P., & Sinclair, A. J. A learning-focused analysis of Canada’s new Impact Assessment Act. In M. Doelle & A. J. Sinclair (Eds.), The New Canadian Impact Assessment Act (IAA) (pp. 497-512). Toronto: Irwin Law.

2021. Hegde, M., Patel, K., Diduck, A. P., & Gupta, D. Karwar fisherfolk’s quest for environmental justice: Examining the roles of impact assessment. In A. P. Diduck, K. Patel, & A. K. Malik (Eds.), Advancing Environmental Justice for Marginalized Communities in India: Progress, Challenges and Opportunities (pp. 186-200). Milton Park, Abingdon, England: Routledge.

2021. Letkemann, A., Bétournay, C., Patel, B., Patel, K., & Diduck, A. P. Holding international finance institutions accountable for environmental injustice: A case study of the Tata Mundra power plant in Gujarat. In A. P. Diduck, K. Patel, & A. K. Malik (Eds.), Advancing Environmental Justice for Marginalized Communities in India: Progress, Challenges and Opportunities (pp. 154-170). Milton Park, Abingdon, England: Routledge.

2021. Malik, A. K., Diduck, A. P., & Patel, K. Advancing environmental justice: Lessons from the Thoothukudi Sterlite Copper case. In A. P. Diduck, K. Patel, & A. K. Malik (Eds.), Advancing Environmental Justice for Marginalized Communities in India: Progress, Challenges and Opportunities (pp. 201-215). Milton Park, Abingdon, England: Routledge.

2021. Patel, K., Diduck, A. P., & Malik, A. K. Environmental justice in India: context, issues and framework. In A. P. Diduck, K. Patel, & A. K. Malik (Eds.), Advancing Environmental Justice for Marginalized Communities in India: Progress, Challenges and Opportunities (pp. 1-20). Milton Park, Abingdon, England: Routledge.

2021. Sinclair, A. J., & Diduck, A. P. Considering the potential for meaningful public participation under Canada’s new Impact Assessment Act. In M. Doelle & A. J. Sinclair (Eds.), The New Canadian Impact Assessment Act (IAA) (pp. 327-346). Toronto: Irwin Law.