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Finding beneficiaries: trade adjustment assistance system in South Korea

Finding beneficiaries: trade adjustment assistance system in South Korea PurposeThe purpose of this study is to explore the essential cause for the policy failure of Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) in South Korea.Design/methodology/approachTo substantiate the claims made for the failure of the policy, this paper focuses on the differences in policy preferences among the government ministries and agencies involved in TAA.FindingsThe failure in the TAA policy, according to this study, was attributed to the conflicts and miscoordination arising from the differences in policy preferences among government ministries and agencies. To rectify this failure, the South Korean government had to revise its laws and regulations several times over a short period.Originality/valueDrawing on the analytical framework of the literature on policy failure, this paper examines the causal relationships between outcomes of TAA policy and the conflicts or miscoordination among government bodies at each stage: initiatives and planning, implementation and operation of the policy. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of International Trade Law and Policy Emerald Publishing

Finding beneficiaries: trade adjustment assistance system in South Korea

Journal of International Trade Law and Policy , Volume 16 (2): 14 – Jun 19, 2017

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1477-0024
DOI
10.1108/JITLP-03-2017-0010
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Abstract

PurposeThe purpose of this study is to explore the essential cause for the policy failure of Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) in South Korea.Design/methodology/approachTo substantiate the claims made for the failure of the policy, this paper focuses on the differences in policy preferences among the government ministries and agencies involved in TAA.FindingsThe failure in the TAA policy, according to this study, was attributed to the conflicts and miscoordination arising from the differences in policy preferences among government ministries and agencies. To rectify this failure, the South Korean government had to revise its laws and regulations several times over a short period.Originality/valueDrawing on the analytical framework of the literature on policy failure, this paper examines the causal relationships between outcomes of TAA policy and the conflicts or miscoordination among government bodies at each stage: initiatives and planning, implementation and operation of the policy.

Journal

Journal of International Trade Law and PolicyEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 19, 2017

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