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Public Right and Private Interest in Selected Recreation Initiatives in Rural Spain: A Sociogeographical Perspective

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This paper examines new recreation initiatives in depopulated rural areas in Spain, and the resulting public right conflicts. It uses a social and cultural perspective on the geography of the initiatives, focusing on the differing responses from community and non-community actors. Three initiatives were chosen from a depopulated rural region of northern Spain. The paper suggests a different approach to the debates on space, the public right and communal goods, and the community.

Keywords: Public right; Spain; recreational initiatives; rural areas; rural restructuring; social geography

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Centro de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas, CSIC, Madrid, Spain,Members of: G. R. Advanced Social Studies, CSIC, Madrid, Spain 2: IESA, CSIC, Cordoba, Spain,Members of: G. R. Advanced Social Studies, CSIC, Madrid, Spain

Publication date: August 1, 2007

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