De wereld is niet perfect. We weten het allemaal. Als mensen lopen we dikwijls tegen onze grenzen aan. Toch schemert daarvan maar weinig door in de verhalen die bedrijven, organisaties en politiek leiders ons vertellen. Ze spiegelen ons een werkelijkheid voor waarin we zelf niet hoeven te veranderen of waarin het ongemak van beperkte duur is.
Bij de verkiezingen van 2010 liep het aantal confessionele zetels terug tot 28. Het CDA halveerde, maar ChristenUnie en SGP wisten niet te profiteren. Beleven we het einde van anderhalve eeuw confessionele partijvorming?
For centuries the Netherlands had struggled against water. After years of struggle the Netherlands had turned from a swampy and unstable river delta into an orderly country with a strong agricultural image. Since 1990, however, the Netherlands are no longer primarily known as the country that reclaimed land from water, but as a country that allows water to come in once again for nature development reasons. Tiengemeten is one of the largest nature development projects in the Netherlands.
Based on in-depth interviews, this article presents findings of a study centred on public communication regarding Tiengemeten, a Dutch island previously occupied by farmers. An answer is sought to the question of how visitors to Tiengemeten
The way people or organizations describe or depict nature conveys their view of nature. In the Dutch discourse, views of nature are mostly conceived as socio-cultural constructs regarding the character, value, and appreciation of nature. Views of nature tell us how we perceive nature and how we want to relate to it. Likewise, they shape our preferences for
A re-experiencing of the wilderness ideal is taking place in the Netherlands. This is expressed in the attention that is being devoted to projects in which agricultural land is transformed into nature. One of these projects is central to this article: the island Tiengemeten. We aim to study the experiences of visitors to this project in order to gain insight into the extent to which there are layers of depth visible in these experiences.