Analysis of the Korea Communications Commission establishment process : Focusing on Strategic behavior of Advocacy coalition

방송통신위원회 설립 과정의 특성 분석 : 옹호연합의 전략적 행동을 중심으로

  • Kim, Sang-Woon (Dept. of Public Administration, The Graduate School of Ewha Womans University)
  • 김상운 (이화여자대학교 행정학과)
  • Received : 2017.05.08
  • Accepted : 2017.07.20
  • Published : 2017.07.28


The purpose of this study is to analyze the strategic behaviors of the Broadcasting advocacy coalition and IT advocacy coalition in the process of establishing the Korea Communications Commission(KCC) in 2008. Broadcasting and telecommunications convergence policy has been confronted with long-term conflicts because of ideological clashes between public interest and industrialism and stakeholder relations. Under this circumstance, the two advocacy coalitions sought to bring out the favorable outcomes through strategic behavior. However, the strategic behaviors were limited, and the establishment of the Korea Communications Commission was decided by political negotiation. Since then, KCC has been buried in political issues and has produced policy failure cases. In order to reduce these adverse effects, it is necessary to establish institutional devices in the reorganization process. Above all, efforts are needed to overcome the practice of using organizational restructuring as a political tool.


Broadcasting and Telecommunications Convergence;Korea Communications Commission;Government Reorganization;Advocacy Coalition;Strategic Behavior


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