Exploring the Role of NGOs in Rural Revitalization of Jiang Village

Junyan Zhou*, Ying Chang

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

As an effective force participating in rural revitalization in addition to the government and villagers, the role of non-governmental organizations (i.e. NGOs) in rural revitalization has also been paid more and more attention. Against the background, this study aims to investigate a case study of the engagement of NGO in rural revitalization in the city of Suzhou. The interview method is employed for data collection (n = 10), and the data are analyzed using the thematic analysis method and SWOT analysis. It is found that Jiang Village NGOs play significant roles in the village environment, village culture, social care, industrial revitalization, organizational cultivation, and democratic deliberation. They cooperate closely with the government and villagers. However, the NGO’s autonomy in rural revitalization was circumscribed, and the scope of contribution was limited. With these findings, this paper contributes to the literature on NGOs’ role in rural revitalization by analysing the current situation and difficulties that Jiang Village's NGOs are faced with.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTowards a Carbon Neutral Future - The Proceedings of The 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Buildings and Structures
EditorsKonstantinos Papadikis, Cheng Zhang, Shu Tang, Engui Liu, Luigi Di Sarno
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages425-435
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9789819979646
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2024
Event3rd International Conference on Sustainable Buildings and Structures, ICSBS 2023 - Suzhou, China
Duration: 17 Aug 202320 Aug 2023

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Civil Engineering
Volume393
ISSN (Print)2366-2557
ISSN (Electronic)2366-2565

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Sustainable Buildings and Structures, ICSBS 2023
Country/TerritoryChina
CitySuzhou
Period17/08/2320/08/23

Keywords

  • Jiang village
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Rural revitalization

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