Revisiting the role of Bureaucrats in pension policy-making: The case of South Korea

Won Sub Kim, Young Jun Choi

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Abstract

This article aims to provide an understanding of the dynamics of pension politics in South Korea with a particular focus on the role of bureaucrats. In order to explain the reforms, this research will closely examine how the expertise and legitimacy of civil servants, together with their institutional positioning, have affected their power and role in the policy-making process. This article will argue that bureaucrats, particularly the welfare bureaucracy, attained their major reform goals by associating and competing with other political actors in two major reforms. 2013 The Author.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)264-289
Number of pages26
JournalGovernment and Opposition
Volume49
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1

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  • Public Administration

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