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A Study on the Role of Local Autonomous entity and Legal Improvements in Korea’s Multicultural Society

  • Public Land Law Review
  • Abbr : KPLLR
  • 2012, 58(), pp.423-450
  • Publisher : Korean Public Land Law Association
  • Research Area : Social Science > Law

Kim, Dong-Ryun 1

1신안산대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to enhance the role of Korea’s local autonomous entity in today’s multicultural society, and to suggest legislative and policy improvements that will enhance the quality of life for all Korean residents. After carefully comparing Korea’s societal needs and available resources, I make these recommendations. First, establish a department for integration that serves as a permanent management organization to oversee the smooth assimilation of other cultures into Korea. Second, revitalize the role of local autonomous entity by transferring administrative work from the central to the local level where a better understanding of specific needs exists and for the convenience of residents. Third, adjust local government ordinances to more accurately reflect regional demographic changes. Fourth, modify legislation and policies to encourage participation of foreigners in local autonomous entity activities. Finally, provide educational services for spousal support and to familiarize foreigners with basic laws to better integrate the community. Korea’s multicultural society is today’s reality. Both national and local autonomous entity must commit resources to better understand its needs while recognizing that each citizen can contribute to the betterment of the local community and our nation.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.