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Understanding the Drivers of Trust in Government Institutions in Korea

Public Conflicts and Trust

Kim, Dong Young(Author)

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Abstract

This chapter explores the relationship between public conflicts and institutional trust* in Korea. It emphasizes that the lack of effective mechanisms to prevent and resolve frequent and prolonged public conflicts in Korea may have generated a climate of distrust and animosity. In turn, based on evidence from the OECD-KDI survey, it argues that by endorsing innovative forms of conflict management such as sharing information on controversial policy issues before a decision is made, consulting public opinions early on and incorporating such opinions in the final decision, engaging relevant stakeholders in the creation of solutions, and finding facts jointly with stakeholders, a virtuous cycle transforming relations between citizens and public institutions from adversarial into collaborative could be created.

Issue Date
2018-11
Publisher
OECD and Korea Development Institute
Pages
20
DOI
10.1787/9789264308992-8-en
Start Page
117
End Page
136
ISBN
978-92-64-30898-5
Language
ENG
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