Civil Petitions and Appeals in Korea: Investigating Rhetoric and Institutional Settings

29 Pages Posted: 24 May 2012

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Younguck Kang

KDI School of Public Policy and Management

Date Written: May 22, 2012

Abstract

This study raises one of the fundamental questions on the role and function of the ‘civil petition/appeal,’ and the relevant institutional settings in Korean government that would foster positive contribution of such in the policy-making process and good governance. This study finds that the civil petition/appeal process of Korea possesses quite a unique aspect compared to other democratic society, and mostly functions as ‘symbolic’ gestures by the government, lacking the proper feedback functions that would ideally lead to changes in law/regulations and eventually changes in institutional settings and practices. To promote grass-roots democracy and good governance, this study recommends a major change in the institutional setups that would put the National Assembly more accountable for feedback role/functions by becoming the core institution which must handle ‘civil petition/appeal’ in a form of case works.

Keywords: civil petitions, civil appeal, Shinmungo

JEL Classification: Z00

Suggested Citation

Kang, Younguck, Civil Petitions and Appeals in Korea: Investigating Rhetoric and Institutional Settings (May 22, 2012). KDI School of Pub Policy & Management Paper No. 12-07, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2065639 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2065639

Younguck Kang (Contact Author)

KDI School of Public Policy and Management ( email )

P.O. Box 184
Seoul, 130-868
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

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