Relationship of Multiple Cooperative Governance Mechanism and Traditional Social Capital Reconstitution in South Chinese Village—Based on the Case of Baini

Shu-wang ZHANG, Xiang LEE, Wei LEE, Jeff WANG


Under the current background of national administrative power withdrawing, rural economic differentiation, rural hollowing, the extant rural governance pattern was being questioned. The research based on the exploration and practice of governance reform of Baini in the background of grassroots government responsibility dilemma and village governance disorder. To finding out the practice approach of social capital mobilizes the participation of multiple subjects to village governance and try to construct theoretical model of Multiple cooperative governance mechanism. The results indicate that, the government of Baini repartition the administrative unit according to nature village, to enhance the village trust and social capital by take full advantage of the governance resource such as rural elites, ethical norms, village organizations and so on. it is an effective way to resolve the dilemma of rural governance to fully respecting and utilizing the local governance resources, mobilizing a large number of human and material resources into the rural governance network and forming the effective participation of the multi-cooperative governance mechanism. There is not only the theoretical significance for the development of rural governance theory with Chinese characteristic but also practice significance in providing successful experience of rural governance and promoting comprehensively deepening reform of the vast rural areas in this research.


Rural governance, Traditional governance resource, Village governance subjects, Multiple cooperative governance, Reconstitution of social capital


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