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Reforming National Response Governance for Prevention of Respiratory Viral Infectious Diseases after the 2015 MERS Outbreak in Korea

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2017, 13(10), pp.1-21
  • DOI : 10.14251/crisisonomy.2017.13.10.1
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general
  • Received : August 27, 2017
  • Accepted : October 11, 2017
  • Published : October 31, 2017

CHOI, SANG-OK 1 Ki Woong Cho 1

1고려대학교

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ABSTRACT

The 2015 Korean Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) required the government to evaluate the readiness and preparedness of the existing national response system in preparation for the next outbreak of respiratory viral infectious disease. This study reexamines the current national response management governance strategies in Korea to evaluate if it can prevent and respond to a large-scale infectious diseases and suggests directions for future governance. After reviewing the definition of governance, this study revisits various issues and problems occurred during the government’s response to the 2015 MERS outbreak and proposes possible solutions for the national response governance in Korea to adopt to prevent the future outbreak.

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