The discursive construction and real demands of the unreasonable weak's petition:Based on the investigation of landless elders in the urban village of Hubei province
LIU Chengliang;Research Center for China Rural Government, Huazhong University of Science and Technology;
Through the investigation on the petition of the landless elders in L urban village of Hubei province, this paper found that the so called landless peasants petitioners who usually expressed their plight strategically based on their benefits, values and emotions were unreasonable weak person. They construct a set of complaining campaigns discourse to gain the social sympathy and support in the guise of discourse rights, making use of the system pressure of grassroots regime to achieve their own purpose, which in turn cover most of the reasonable demands and bring great pressure to the grassroots governance. In order to govern the irrational weak petition, this paper proposes to improve the social environment of public opinion for petition, and the government should uphold principles and bottom line when dealing with this kind of petition instead of getting rid of conflicts using resources.