Social Governance of Megacities: Based on the Study of Grassroots Communities
A city is endowed with people’s expectations for a better life, and community is the grassroots unit for implementing urban development policies and supporting the daily behavior of residents with the institution setup and resource allocation of the city. Megacities have experienced a complex transition of social structure in China from the traditional to the modern society, wherein the subject, mechanism, and mode of social governance of megacities has been correspondingly changing.

This book mainly discusses: what are the roles of relevant stakeholders that play in the social governance of megacities? What kind of operation mode has been formed during the process? What kind of mechanisms do these roles abide by? What is the social governance performance of megacities? And how to further optimize the related social governance? Based on the practice of grassroots community governance in Shanghai and other places, this book analyzes not only the stakeholders and mechanism, but also the performance of social governance of megacities in China. In terms of the stakeholders, it suggests to improve the functions of the party organization, social organization, group organization, and residents in grassroots communities; in terms of the mechanism, it analyzes the path and mode of the above stakeholders in guiding or participating in social governance; in terms of performance, it examines the participation support index, participation growth index, and participation contribution index of the social organizations involving in the social governance. The book not only reviews the governance of urban grassroots communities in China, but also some governance experience of urban communities abroad, and thus provides certain references for the optimization of Chinese community governance.

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