Consideration of the Traditional Market-Related Law Revision Plan: Focus on Moranjang in Seongnam

전통시장 관련법 개정 방안에 대한 고찰 : 성남 모란시장을 중심으로

  • Lim, Jin (Conventional Market in Seongnam) ;
  • Kim, Young-Ki (Research Team for Commercial Districts Development, Agency for Traditional Market Administration) ;
  • Lee, Min-Kweon (Business Headquarters, Agency for Traditional Market Administration) ;
  • Kim, Yoo-Oh (Commercial Districts Activation Headquarters, Agency for Traditional Market Administration) ;
  • Youn, Myoung-Kil (College of Health Industry, Eulji University)
  • Received : 2011.04.24
  • Accepted : 2011.06.10
  • Published : 2011.06.30

Abstract

Our distribution industry still lacks legal and institutional supplementary frameworks. Therefore, we urgently need systematic supporting schemes for targeting small merchants, including those in traditional markets. In 2004, the scope of and target for traditional markets took shape through the enactment of the 'Special Act for Nurturing the Traditional Markets'. Though restricted to a single market, it expanded the target and scope to include markets and stores, market improvement districts, and business improvement districts. However, the Special Act for Nurturing the Traditional Markets, the criterion for the revitalization of and support for the traditional market, applies a uniform standard. Accordingly, the Special Act for Nurturing the Traditional Markets has revealed problems, such as the deficit of legitimate ideas about unregistered markets. This study identifies the problems with the Special Act for Nurturing the Traditional Markets. We take the Moranjang case as an example. This study offers the problems new insight. We discuss the problems in terms of their empirical reality. We focus on unregistered markets, which are not protected by law. Most previous studies have applied empirical methods, but this study also provides legal and institutional perspectives on the prospect for efficient outcomes by applying the normative study methods applicable in the field.