Exploration and Practice of Community Governance Innovation: “Qinghe experiment” as an Example
- Innovation of social governance is inevitable requirement of improving socialist market economic system in China, and it is practical need to meet the challenges and risks of the process of rapid urbanization in China. Furthermore, community governance innovation is the main starting point of social governance innovation. This paper puts forward that the innovation of community governance should be based on consultation shared with the government, the market and the community, and argues that it aims to improve the well-being of community residents. We have an intervention approach as “Qinghe experiment”. Sunshine community in Qinghe Street as an example, we elected the members of community consultative committee and established a participants meeting system. “Qinghe experiment” shows that: First, this mechanism of community consultative committee effectively builds a bridge of communication between the residents and other governance main bodies. Secondly, it is necessary for a platform to arouse the vitalization of the community. Thirdly, local government especially Street office should change governance view. Finally, in the process of power game, property management companies are still mainly for the purpose of profit but not for the people's interest. This paper suggests that, street office, residents' committee, property management companies, and residents should consult with governance to achieve the innovation of community governance. The stakeholders should be based on the same goal that is to put people first and improves the well-being of the community residents.
Consultative governance should put people first and improve the well-being of the community residents.
RESEARCH PAPERS, No.5, pp.63-75