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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2013 | Volume: 13 | Issue: 17 | Page No.: 3373-3379
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2013.3373.3379
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Present Situation, Problems and Measures of Grass-roots Level Democracy in Rural Areas of Hangzhou

Zhong Xuemin and Liu Yuyong

Since, the reform and opening up, countryside in Hangzhou, like the whole country, has carried on the economic system reform, mainly called the household contract responsibility system, has been carried out, farmers have become the relatively independent main body of the production and management. With the development of economy, the increase in people’s living standards and the acceleration of the information exchange, farmers can not only be concerned about their material interests, but also pay close attention to their democratic rights and their requirements to participate in decision-making, management and monitoring the grass-roots affairs are increasingly strong. In recent years, townships of Hangzhou district explored the effective way to promote the villager’s autonomy-through the democratic election, decision-making, management and supervision to realize the villager’s self-management, self-education and self-service. At last, they achieved remarkable results and various contradictions of rural areas in transformation period have been digested. Based on deep investigation in the towns of Hangzhou, the exploration and practice of grass-roots level democracy in rural areas of Hangzhou are summarized, the weak village economy, insufficient internal driving force in democracy, elections and unpublicized village affairs are targeted at and the corresponding measures are put forward from five aspects so as to promote the healthy development of grassroots democracy in rural areas of Hangzhou.
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Zhong Xuemin and Liu Yuyong , 2013. Present Situation, Problems and Measures of Grass-roots Level Democracy in Rural Areas of Hangzhou. Journal of Applied Sciences, 13: 3373-3379.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2013.3373.3379






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