The Government and Civil Society Collaboration against COVID-19 in South Korea: A Single or Multiple Actor Play?
This study examines, from a collaborative governance perspective, the public policy process of South Korea in responding to the global health pandemic. In many countries, attention has been focused primarily on governmental capacity and political leadership in containing the COVID-19 pandemic. In South Korea, however, the role of civil society as a collaborative partner to government is especially important. To analyze the comprehensive and substantive nature of government-civil society collaboration, this study assesses the response to COVID-19 along two dimensions: the level of civil society involvement in governance, and the stage in public policy development. The study reveals that the South Korean government was a coordinator of multiple actors and multiple sectors of society, including civil society, and that all three facets of civil society as described by Edwards (2004), were involved: associational life, civility, and engagement in the public sphere.
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Jeong, Bok Gyo and Kim, Sung Ju, "The Government and Civil Society Collaboration against COVID-19 in South Korea: A Single or Multiple Actor Play?" (2021). Kean Publications. 1100.