A study on the legal structure of the nuclear law system using social network analysis

사회 연결망분석을 활용한 법제 네트워크 구조에 관한 연구: 원자력산업의 관계 법령정보를 중심으로

  • Jeon, Jieun (Division of Research on Innovation Policy for Growth, Science and Technology Policy Institute) ;
  • Lee, Sanghoon (Department of Business Administration, Hannam University)
  • 전지은 (과학기술정책연구원 혁신성장정책본부) ;
  • 이상훈 (한남대학교 경영학과)
  • Received : 2019.05.29
  • Accepted : 2019.08.20
  • Published : 2019.08.28


The purpose of this study is to explore the overall structural relationship between the statutory provisions of nuclear energy legislation and to identify the coherence of the nuclear law system using social network analysis. In particular, we analyze the legal structure of the "Nuclear Safety Act", which plays a central role in nuclear safety regulation, to examine the key provisions in legal network structure of Nuclear Safety Act. Therefore, we found the structural problems of the nuclear legal system and suggest the legislative improvement plan for reducing excessive legislative activity and determining the need for legal amendments in nuclear safety management and regulation. This study is expected to provide a analytical framework for making legal system of further policy in other science and technology industries as well as nuclear energy related industries.


Legal Information;Legal Structure;Network Analysis;Nuclear Industry;Nuclear Safety Act


Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF)


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