Applied Geography: Issues, Questions, and Concerns by Martin S. Kenzer (auth.), Martin S. Kenzer (eds.)

By Martin S. Kenzer (auth.), Martin S. Kenzer (eds.)

The of completion of this assortment took many months, and, for quite a few cause, required the help and/or indulgence of a few contributors. at the start, i want to thank Tim Hudson for his valuable enter and help on the outset of the undertaking Likewise, i need to thank Jesse O. McKee for delivering a hospitable atmosphere in the course of my association with the college of Southern Mississippi. At Louisiana kingdom college i'm thankful to Sam Hilliard and Carville Earle for his or her worthy realizing. The publication grew to become a part of the GeoJoumal Library because of Wolf Tietze's self assurance within the subject, and due to Henri G. van Dorssen's (and Kluwer educational Publishers') solid nab.lre - regardless of a number of 'problems'. Curtis C. Roseman, and the rest of the Geography division on the collage of Southern California (where I accomplished many final­ minute info for the volume), are to be thanked for the cordial and hot environ­ ment I bought whereas a customer in l. a.. eventually, no multi-authored assortment reaches final touch with out assistance from many sufferer individuals. this actual publication suffered many set-backs alongside the way in which, so i'm quite thankful to the authors herein. They validated their compassion and unheard of professionalism all through, by means of by no means second-guessing my judgements, and through permitting me to therapy the set-backs in my very own method. They have been a excitement to paintings with, they usually should still show pride of their achievements.

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Public projects and programs typically affect broad groups of people. They are largely concerned with outcomes and, accordingly, a consequentialist ethics centered on utility appears appropriate. Nevertheless, this has its dangers too. It is a great oversimplification and easily becomes reductionist and deflationary, particularly with respect to the strategy (especially prominent in choice theory) of searching for some social welfare function that will aggregate the preferences of all affected by a policy decision.

S. Bureau of Education 1893). More recently there has again been considerable debate, as well as ambiguity, over an appropriate defmition. The term has been used to refer to that 'practical knowledge' useful in everyday life, or necessary to understand the world to improve the quality of life. A few reject the term as meaningless (see survey results in Harrison 1977a); others feel its use is 'unfortunate,' implying as it might' ... the existence of a nonapplied, or inapplicable, geography, or perhaps even a useless geography' (Dunbar 1978, p.

Blisset, M. 1972. Politics in Science. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. J. 1981. Editorial: The principles and practice of applied geography. Applied Geography I, 1-8. A. 1962. A choice theory of planning. Journal o/the American InstitUle 0/ Planners 28: 103-115. R. et al. 1977. Geographical HIUI1IJ1Iism. Analysis. and Social Action. Ann Arbor: Department of Geography, University of Michigan Press. Diesing, P. 1982. Science and Ideology in the Policy Sciences. New York: AIdine. Dror, Y. 1973.

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