A Study of a New Direction of Internet Addiction Convergence Policy through the New Institutionalism's Point of View

신제도론의 관점에서 본 인터넷 중독 융합정책의 새로운 방향에 대한 연구

  • Koh, Young-Sam (Dept. of Digital Culture, National Information Society Agency)
  • 고영삼 (한국정보화진흥원 디지털문화본부)
  • Received : 2017.01.22
  • Accepted : 2017.03.20
  • Published : 2017.03.28


This study investigates the problems resulting from the Internet addiction policy management in South Korea and discusses a direction for rational policies by developing a system that facilitates interactive discussions among interest individuals and groups. The Korean society has experienced conflicts of interests among the government, the private sector and civil society in the policy. In addition, heightened competition among government ministries has led the Internet addiction policy management to be susceptible to how citizens respond to the claims of interested parties, thereby having the rationality of the policy management less count. To address these issues, this study investigates the current Internet addiction policy and explores the potential of new governance from a perspective of new institutionalism. This study suggests that the system of the Internet addiction policy should be restructured to transfer control over the policy from the central to local government and develop governance centered on the consensus of the government, the private sector, and civil society.


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