Geographies of impact: power, participation and potential

Pain, Rachel, Kesby, Mike and Askins, Kye (2011) Geographies of impact: power, participation and potential. Area, 43 (2). pp. 183-188. ISSN 0004-0894

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-4762.2010.00978.x

Abstract

In this paper we offer a critique and an alternative to current proposals to include the economic and social impacts of research in the next UK audit of academic research. In contrast to most responses from UK academics, our argument is for impact; while the growing marketisation of knowledge is to be deplored, resources and activities within universities do have a vital role to play in progressive social change. The problem is that the current proposals will produce and retrench an elite model of power/knowledge relationships.We propose an understanding of impact based on the co-production of knowledge between universities and communities, modelled in research practice in participatory geographies. This is more likely to result in more equitable and radically transformative impacts of knowledge, making us socially accountable rather than driven by economic accountancy.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L700 Human and Social Geography
X200 Research and Study Skills in Education
X300 Academic studies in Education
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography
Depositing User: Helen Pattison
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2012 11:55
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:17
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/6291

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