How actors align their different goal frames regarding the disconnecting of households from natural gas.
This thesis researches goal frames and alignment strategies in the context of local neighbourhoods that aim to disconnect households from natural gas. Therefore, the scientific relevance of this thesis aims to contribute to goal-framing theory and frame alignment theory by researching how actors can align their goal frames when it comes to local initiatives regarding the disconnecting of households from natural gas (Benford & Snow, 2000; Lindenberg & Steg, 2007). To this end, we also research the influence of goal frames on the commitment of actors, whether specific alignment strategies can be applied to connect specific goal frames and which goal frames and alignment theories are dominant in local initiatives (Benford & Snow, 2000; Lindenberg & Steg, 2007; Meyer et al., 2004). in short, the conclusion is as follows; Cost neutrality in switching to a natural gas-free energy source is an important premise, especially for the residents' organization and the housing corporation, but to this day it is not always possible. In order to make the Netherlands completely natural gas-free, it is important that the national government gives people a fair compensation for their efforts and, where necessary, contributes to the construction and realization of analternative energy supply.
Faculteit der Managementwetenschappen