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An Empirical Analysis of Sustainable Development - A Case Study in Jeju Province, South Korea

  • Korean Social Science Journal
  • Abbr : KSSJ
  • 2005, 32(1), pp.117-150
  • Publisher : Korean Social Science Research Council
  • Research Area : Social Science > Social Science in general

Dai-Yeun Jeong 1

1제주대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

This paper analyzed empirically the sustainable development of Jeju Province, South Korea in terms of environmental impact (EI), ecological footprint (EF), and the relative importance of the factors determining sustainable development. A ten-year time-series statistical data (1993 to 2002) was used for this analysis.Jeju is sustainable in terms of EI, but unsustainable in terms of EF. The different result is drawn from different variables included in the two techniques. The leading positive factors determining sustainable development are those related to the quality of life in terms of amenity, cultural affluence, and convenience of life. Meanwhile, the leading negative factors were population, acid rain, and pollution of the natural environment. These findings may be caused by the fact that the tourism is the dominant industry of Jeju. For achieving sustainable development efficiently in Jeju, it is required to launch an integrated environmental policy, and environmental education and movement are also required to be done for citizens in a way of increase in their pro-environmental behaviour in their everyday life.

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