Policy transfer and feedback from domestic stakeholders : the Korean adaptation of Arts Council England

Chung, C, Park, C and Wilding, MA ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0101-3244 2016, 'Policy transfer and feedback from domestic stakeholders : the Korean adaptation of Arts Council England' , Korea Observer, 47 (2) , pp. 291-324.

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Despite a growing interest in adaptation and indigenization in the process of policy transfer, less attention has been paid to communication with domestic stakeholders in borrower countries and its impact on policy success. This study aims to highlight how feedback from domestic stakeholders can be a vital part of the transfer process and the ways in which it can contribute to the policy transfer heuristic. The South Korean adaptation of Arts Council England is explored from two perspectives: (1) borrower – lender communication, and (2) borrower – stakeholder communication. Interviews with key transfer actors from the Korean side are drawn upon along with newspaper reports, National Assembly records and grey literature from government organizations in England and Korea. The findings reveal that, despite a clear understanding of the functioning of the English policy, the Korean government’s efforts were less successful due to disagreements arising from stakeholders’ interpretation of the arm’s length principle.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Journal or Publication Title: Korea Observer
Publisher: The Institute of Korean Studies
ISSN: 0023-3919
Funders: National Research Foundation of Korea
Depositing User: Dr Mark Wilding
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2016 12:41
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 17:12
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/39194

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