Analyzing the Characteristics of Policy Network in the Process of Community Governance in China: Take the Unit Community in Transition for Example

SUN Qi-gui, CHENG Juan, LI Min-si


In recent years, the problem of community governance in transition has attracted more and more attention in academic circles. In China, a lot of problems and challenges have happened in the process of community governance, which have hindered social development and damage the power of residents, it is urgent to seek a way to solve these issues. Policy network theory and method offer new perspective and solution for the study of community governance, it may could effectively alleviate current community governance issues. Based on policy network analytical model, the paper discusses characteristics of policy network in the process of community governance from five basic dimensions which are actors, resources, relationships, rules, cognition, and then takes a unit community in transition in China as an example. Results show that main reasons for inefficient or invalid community policy network output are large difference between network actors’ targets, unfair distribution of resources, mutual cognition deficiency and lacking of network managers and institutions. Therefore, constructing effective interactive mechanism of policy network is an effective way to protect rights and interests of residents and promote community governance.

Keywords: community governance, policy network model, relationship, interaction

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