American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

The Preliminary and Reflection of Neighbourhood Governance Study in Taiwan
Yan-Yi Chang, Hong-Cheng Liu, Chih-Pei Hu

In recent years, neighbourhood governance has been focused more than local governance and regional governance in Western countries. The concept of neighbourhood governance is also re-examined in 2000. It is not only gives an update of democratic values and meanings, but also talks the urban policy, social policy and local governance. At the same time, as the New Public Management changes the idea from government to governance, the boundary between state and the public also has been gradually changed. Among them, the degree of social stability is inadequate if not rooted in neighbourhood governance. Furthermore, according to the definition of the EU,“neighbourhood”is regarded as the cornerstone to achieve social integration and social stability. EU also emphasized the implementation of neighbourhood governance and community participation. Therefore, neighbourhood governance can be viewed as community participation and empowerment. Based on the previous discussion, what is the neighbourhood governance? We try to examine the literature about the governance. Why the neighbourhood governance issues barely explored by Taiwan scholars? Besides, Taiwan's political, policy and social environment increasingly faced the phenomenon of aging, low birth rate, and foreign spouses issues. In terms of policy discussion and development, the development trend of foreign countries seems to provide a reference of development path to Taiwan.

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