journal1 ›› 2012, Vol. 32 ›› Issue (6): 618-625.

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Analysis of the Participation Mechanism of Villagers in Urban Village Reconstruction:A Case Study of Liede Village in Guangzhou City

TAN Xiaohong1,YUAN Qifeng2,Lü Bin1   

  1. (1.College of Urban and Environmental Sciences,Peking University,Beijing 100871,China; 2.School of Geography and Planning,Sun Yat-sen University,Guangzhou 510275,China)
  • Received:2012-08-08 Revised:2012-09-24 Online:2012-12-10 Published:2012-12-10

Abstract: The paper studies the villagers’ participation in the process of reconstruction of Urban Villages through a case study of Liede Village which is the first urban village to be reconstructed in Guangzhou. The authors empirically investigate the organization and participation of the villagers in the whole process of reconstruction of the village,and make conclusions on the villagers’ participation and analysis from the perspective of New Institution Economics. It is found that there exists serious imbalance of information between the Village Committee and normal villagers, and the normal villgers have seldom decision power. The normal villagers play a rather passive role of “being informed”.The main problem lies on the huge gap between the official institution arrangement and villagers’ demand and interest in participation in reconstruction of Liede Village. Therefore all kinds of informal participation means are created through internet and local network, and it directly leads to transition of institution. This article put forward some suggestions on the institution construction that would help to enhance the villagers’ participation according to the local resources, in order to promote the successful transition of the community governance.

Key words: urban village reconstruction, public participation, new institution economics, Liede Village

CLC Number: 

  • F291