The industrialisation and modernisation in South Korea that followed the Second World War resulted in rapid progress in economic development, public administration, social service provision and the establishment of modern public policy.
Bringing together outstanding researchers, this book is the first to examine the theory and practice of policy analysis in South Korea. The volume explores the historical development of policy analysis, and procedures for decision making at different levels of government. Drawing on case studies, contributors consider the issues and players that affect executive and legislative branch policy analysis, as well as policy design and analysis in the public arena and the shifting role of policy and research institutes, think tanks and post-secondary institutions.
“This book is a milestone in exhibiting the achievements of policy analysis in South Korea, showing both its Korean characteristics as well as its deep connections to policy analysis elsewhere.” Yijia Jing, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
“This book offers insight and context to the practices of policy analysis in South Korea. It will be essential reading for academics and practitioners, both for deeper knowledge and practical application on the ground.” Yu-Ying Kuo, National Taipei University, Taiwan
"This volume is a milestone achievement, expounding and providing crucial timely insights on the role and evolution of policy in South Korea for a global audience." Masa Higo, Kyushu University, Japan
"This book pulls together a well-informed, rigorous and engaging account of South Korea’s experience in public policy analysis. A recommended reference source for students, scholars or practitioners in public policy and administration." Joelle H. Fong, National University of Singapore
T. J. Lah is in the Department of Public Administration at Yonsei University.
Thomas R. Klassen is Professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration at York University.
Part 1: Overview of policy analysis in Korea.
1. An introduction to policy analysis in Korea - Cheol H. Oh
2. Policy analytical styles and public institutions in Korea - Suho Ji and Sounman Hong
3. The policy analysis profession in Korea - Inwon Lee
Part 2: Policy analysis by governments
4. Policy analysis and government capacity - Jiwoong Yoon
5. Regulatory impact analysis: the experience of policy analysis in the Korean central government - Song June Kim and Sun Gwon Ha
6. Policy analysis in quasi-governmental institutions in Korea - Hyung Jun Park, Jiye Ju and Hyung Gun Park
7. Policy analysis in Korean local governments - Hyunsang Ha
8. The myth of local government incompetency - Kilkon Ko and Ran Kim
Part 3: Committees, consultants, media, public inquiries and public opinion
9. Policy advisory bodies in Korea - Tae Hee Kim
10. Public concerns and public inquiry in Korea - Sangyub Ryu
11. National Assembly committees and support organisations - Yongmo Lee and Inseok Seo
12. Media policy and the public interest in Korea - Namkee Park
Part 4: Parties and interest groups and advocacy-based policy analysis
13. Business associations and policy analysis - Sam Youl Lee and Mean Sun Noh
14. Policy analysis and labour movements in Korea - Jooha Lee
15. Changes in social enterprise policy in Korea - Chisung Park
Part 5: Academic, research institutes and policy analysis
16. Think tanks and the policy analysis in Korea - Cheol Liu and Byung-duk Cho
17. The role of Korean academics in policy analysis - Min-gil Kim and Rosa Minhyo Cho
18. Policy analysis education in Korea - Yui-ryong Jung and Yiyoon Chung