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A Study on the Policy-Making of Food Safety Regulations Focused on Nutrition Signpost Labelling Case

  • Korean Society and Public Administration
  • Abbr : KSPA
  • 2012, 22(4), pp.331-354
  • Publisher : Seoul Association For Public Administration
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Administration

고효진 1 Lee Hye Young 1

1광운대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study analyzes policy-making process of food safety regulations focusing on Nutrition Signpost Labelling case. This study has been focused on the political and economic aspect of regulation. This study analyzes the benefit-cost structure and interest, the differences on political transaction costs, bureaucracy incentive and behavior. According to the analysis result, Nutrition Signpost Labelling was a typical case which had a disperse benefit and narrow-focused cost structure. The food industry has influenced effectively on the government policy-making, while the public has not, because the food industry paid a small amount of information cost and organization cost by using the aisles which has already been set. As a result, the food industry could reduce political transaction costs in the political market, and the low political transaction cost could be the major component which could change the Nutrition Signpost Labelling policy in the way the food industry wants. In addition, the absence of technical alternatives made the bureaucracy take part with the industry. In conclusion, it is suggested that the government should provide systematic tools with which the public communicate and make the risk analysis system more scientific and more open.

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