By Michael Pacione
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Any knowledge could be employed in an oppressive and discriminating manner to accentuate inequalities of wealth and power, but this is no argument for eschewing research. On ment by applied geographers in the policymaking and implementation process provided, of course, that those involved are aware of and avoid the danger of co-optation by, for example, funding agencies. Furthermore, access to the expertise and knowledge produced by applied geographical research is not the sole prerogative of the advantaged in society but can be equally available to pressure g roups or local communities seeking a more equitable share of society’s resources.
Conversely, Applebaum (1966) took the view that ‘geography as a discipline has something useful to contribute to man’s struggle for a better and more abundant life. Geographers should stand up and be counted among the advocates and doers in this struggle’ (p. 198). In similar vein, Abler (1993) considered that ‘too many geographers still preoccupy themselves with what geog raphy is; too few concern themselves with what they can do for the societies that pay their keep’ (p. 225). There is no reason why an individual researcher cannot maintain a presence in both pure and applied research.
Applied Geography: Principles and Practice by Michael Pacione