A legal standard for sports- and playground availability in the Netherlands?
Koeman Levik, L. (2013). A legal standard for sports- and playground availability in the Netherlands?. Amsterdam: Universiteit van Amsterdam.
Despite the efforts made in the Netherlands, there is no national or commonly used legal standard of policy on the planning or protection of the provision of public sports- and playgrounds. How can this be explained? Is such an obligation unwanted, because it is not a (very) profitable land-use? Do stakeholders feel it is not needed? Is it too difficult to agree on one norm? Are there other motives in play? Through semi-structured interviews and the Q-method research with relevant decision makers from public and private organizations, this study explores barriers to the implementation of legal standards for sports and play space in the Netherlands. The data-collection is focused on the Netherlands, and especially on the municipalities of Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Findings suggest that the revealed barriers support the expectations of the theoretical framework build upon the theory of ‘Legal Contextualisation’ and ‘Nieuwe Maakbaarheid’. This thesis makes a valuable contribution by critically assessing research on the benefits of sports and play availability, to empirical research on potential barriers to a national standard for sports and play grounds in the Netherlands using the relatively new tool of the Q-method, and by investigating how the approach of ‘Legal Contextualisation’ could potentially be of use to make such a national standard possible.
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