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Why Korea's globalization policy(1994-1997) failed at local level : A local government perspective

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MASTER OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
2000
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Why Korea’s Globalization Policy (1994 – 1997) Failed at the Local Level: A Local Government Perspective
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Hee-Dong Kang
Korea’s globalization policy was not as successful in reaching its stated outcomes as was expected in 1994 – 1997. My question about the globalization policy is why the local governments did not manage it proficiently. Local governments developed the organizational
infrastructure, human resources, and budgets for its policy. However, many local civil servants, affected by the government’s logic of public relations, were still ambivalent about how to implement the policy because local governments neither directed the civil servants efficiently nor received the necessary autonomy from the central government. The lack of actual recognition of globalization led to its failure as a policy. In particular, the structure of top-down decision-making and lack of autonomy in the organizational management at the local level were the decisive factors leading to the failure of the policy because many local civil servants were not only left outside the decision-makings process but were passive recipients of executive orders. The central government was also responsible for its failure because it should have redistributed
the authority and responsibility between the central government and local governments. Such structural reforms should have been focused on developing


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Title Why Korea's globalization policy(1994-1997) failed at local level
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A local government perspective

Material Type Reports
Author(English)

Kang, Hee Dong

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[Seoul]:KDI School of Public Policy and Management

Date 2000
Pages 63
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Original Format pdf
Subject Government and Law < Public Administration
Holding KDI School of Public Policy and Management

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