By Michael Pacione
Utilized Geography deals an invaluabel advent to valuable study in actual, environmental and human geography and offers a brand new concentration and reference element for investigating and figuring out problem-orientated examine.
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For practical examples of this, we need only refer to the pragmatic radicalism practised by the Cleveland City Planning Commission (Kraushaar 1979), the recommendations of the British Community Development Projects, which advocated fundamental changes in the distribution of wealth and power and which led to conflict with both central and local government, and more recent policy-oriented analyses of poverty and deprivation in which the identification of socio-spatial patter ns is used to advance a critique of government policy (Pacione 1990).
In some cases, such as the link between ground slippage and building collapse, cause and effect are relatively straightforward, but in most instances the cause of a problem may be more apparent than real. Thus while the immediate cause of the problems faced by a poor family on a deprived council estate in Liver pool may be a lack of employment opportunities following the closure of a local factory, the root cause of the social and financial difficulties confronting the family may lie in the decisions of investment managers based in London, New York or Tokyo.
Applied Geography: Principles and Practice by Michael Pacione