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A Study on Risk Regulatory Governance: Focusing on the Food Safety Sector

  • Korean Society and Public Administration
  • Abbr : KSPA
  • 2014, 24(4), pp.387-409
  • Publisher : Seoul Association For Public Administration
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Administration

Lee Hye Young 1

1광운대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to explore the approach of risk regulatory governance and to apply the approach to the food safety sector. The existing studies about risk policies have focused on partial aspects of risk management, so the perspective of risk regulatory governance is required for a more systematic and holistic approach. The analytical components of risk regulatory governance include hierarchical and horizontal structure, and public-private partnership at a structural level. They also include science-based decision, transparency, participation, consultation and communication at the level of process, and RIA and regulatory strategy at the level of output. The advantage of this perspective is that we can examine more comprehensively the structure and process where risk policy is made as well as the policy itself. And thereby we could consider science of regulation, procedural rationality, and the efficiency of regulatory enforcement at the same time. When applied to the food safety sector, risk regulatory governance approach illuminate distinctive characters of the sector: strengthening of risk-based management, institutionalization of stakeholder participation, progress of international multi-level governance, improvement of efficiency through management-based regulations. In addition, several policy recommendations are suggested in regard to Korea’s food safety management system: using risk analysis in regulatory decision making, improving transparency and participation, harmonizing precautious policies and efficiency of the implementation.

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