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A Study on Effective Regulatory Reform Plan of Local Authorities

  • Public Land Law Review
  • Abbr : KPLLR
  • 2014, 65(), pp.163-183
  • Publisher : Korean Public Land Law Association
  • Research Area : Social Science > Law

Jang Kyo-Sik 1

1건국대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

For the real success of a regulatory reform, field regulations by local authorities as well as by central government should be improved to aggressively promote a user-centric regulatory reform. For the regulatory reform, of course, it is required to understand that citizens are the economic subject and carry out the reform which could influence them. Although economic growth and global competitiveness have become more important, a reform which ignores citizens would never succeed. Even if the reform ends in success, there might be a problem of figuring out for whom the reform was tended. In addition, a regulatory reform should facilitate sectors which are closely related with citizens’ daily lives and boost local economy. The reason why people don’t feel much about the local authority’s regulatory reform, and the assessment results aren’t much satisfying is because regulation-related duties are handled by several departments. Therefore, it is meaningful to organize ‘Regulatory Reform Promotion Unit for Local Government’ in Ministry of Security and public Administration and establish a close cooperative system between the government bureau and local authorities to cope with regulatory reform-related duties for improvement of citizens’ satisfaction. In order for the local authority to carry out the regulatory reform, there should be adjustment on irrational local laws and regulations through the publication and distribution of a regulatory reform manual for local authorities and development of a standard regulation model. In addition, it is required to find and amend local laws which haven’t reflected the revision of higher laws, enact new laws if necessary and take care of any delay in permit and approval process due to government employees’ passive attitude. Furthermore, there should be a regulation rationalization plan through regulation impact assessment for the rationalization of local regulatory reform. Local authorities also need to take diverse actions to reform conventional regulations in connection with central government. Moreover, there has to be a plan to build local government employees’ expertise and competence. To spread the regulatory reform for local authorities across the nation, there should be administrative and financial incentives such as advantage in performance rating and differential grant by evaluating and rewarding local authorities for their reform performances.

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