Journal of Political Science and Development
International Journal of Political Science and Development
Vol. 3(5), pp. 212–231, May, 2015.
Policymaking Process in Korean National Assembly·
Ganga Bahadur Thapa (Ph D)
Professor of Politics Tribhuvan University and President of Center for Democracy and Conflict Analysis, Kathmandu. Email: email@example.com
Accepted 28 May 2015
· This article is part of a larger study titled “Korean Policymaking Process in Comparative Perspective” written while at Department of International Relations, University of Seoul (UOS) Korea from March-September 2014. This author especially grateful to Korea Foundation for Fellowship for Field Research. Prof. Hieyeon Keum, Department of International Relations UOS, Korea had been kind enough in extending his pertinent suggestions and thoughtful comments and support during the development of this study.
One of the main
functions of parliament is to debate exhaustively over a policy. It is
certainly the case that modern day parliaments do not only make laws and
examine whatever the government is doing, but as the supreme legislative
body they may operate throughout the political system. As Korea enjoys
one of the world’s highest economic growth, progress has been much
slower in institutionalizing the equally important principle of checks
and balances, along with the legislative continuing to play a secondary
role in the existing process of formulating, deliberating and
implementing public policy to the fullest extent due to concentration of
power in the hands of the president and the parliament to play, by and
large, a perfunctory role. Yet the changing nature of political
discourse and processes in Korea is such that the policymaking process
is evolving and strengthening rapidly and parliament has also been
playing its watchdog role. This paper discusses the Korean policymaking
process from a general perspective.
This Article As:
Thapa GB(2015). Policymaking Process in Korean National Assembly. Inter.
J. Polit. Sci. Develop. 3(5): 212-231