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The Study on Referendum of Jeju Provincial Government

  • Korean Society and Public Administration
  • Abbr : KSPA
  • 2005, 16(3), pp.299-323
  • Publisher : Seoul Association For Public Administration
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Administration

Yang, Young Chul 1

1제주대학교

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ABSTRACT

The Roh government established act of referendum in 2004 for active local participation. This is of great significance since the law has been put in force as Jeju referendum in July 27 for the first time. The vote was to transform the self-government of two tiers into a single tire. Despite the fierce conflict among local governing bodies, residents, and different regions, the vote was completed safely and tier-reducing bill was successfully passed. While the vote as the first national referendum was meaningful, there were some problems at the same time ; Expecially management and attitude toward results of vote as following. First, although the vote was concerning local issues, it was managed by the Central Election Management Committee which is a national organization. Because of national organization, the process and rules are very rigid, and then unadaptable to this local referendum process and management. Second, The results were hardly accepted while the vote named referendum was actually focused on self-governing bodies, not on 'the residents themselves. Jeju do provincial government which initiated the referendum and four basic local government which could be abolished when the agenda of this referendum passed encouraged each supported groups to vote for themselves. I think that we have the good opportunity to amend the vote rules, process as well as behavior of residents and the executives of local governments for locality.

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