Brief Analysis of Social Capital Application in Community Participatory Governance from the Perspective of NIMBY

Honglu Fan, Lin Lu, Yin Zhang


Social governance is a hot topic in today's society. From the "social management" to "social governance", the latter more embodies the diversity of participation, which means based on an equal partnership, government, social organizations, enterprises, communities, individuals and other actors regulate and manage social affairs, social organizations and social life according to the law, and ultimately maximize the public interest. Community is a place where social situation, public opinion, and social basic contradictions and problems are centrally reflected, so it is an important part of society, the most basic content of the social organism and the epitome of macro society. Thus, the important part of social governance is the community governance. At the same time, NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) is the public's reaction to the event and the problem in the social governance. Lots of things from that have reference significance for the community governance. Therefore, this paper, from the perspective of NIMBY, explores how to use social capital and maximize the benefits by referring Chinese and other countries’ successful experience via literature research, case analysis and comparative method, so as to better achieve the community participatory governance in China.

Full Text:




  • There are currently no refbacks.

Studies in Media and Communication      ISSN 2325-8071 (Print)   ISSN 2325-808X (Online)

Copyright © Redfame Publishing Inc.

To make sure that you can receive messages from us, please add the '' domain to your e-mail 'safe list'. If you do not receive e-mail in your 'inbox', check your 'bulk mail' or 'junk mail' folders.

If you have any questions, please contact: