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Mapping the Knowledge on Socio-nuclear Studies in Korea through Keyword Network Analysis (키워드 네트워크 분석을 통한 원자력 관련 사회과학 연구경향 분석)

  • Kim, Young June;Wang, Young Min
    • Journal of Korea Technology Innovation Society
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    • v.20 no.4
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    • pp.1057-1088
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    • 2017
  • This research has attempted to conduct meta-analysis on 605 published papers in the field of socio-nuclear studies from 1957 to 2016 in Korea through network analysis of author-provided keywords. The findings lead to several straightforward conclusions. First, socio-nuclear studies including policy research have mostly been conducted by universities, while technology developments have been led by public organizations. Second, it is apparent that the Fukushima accident has provoked major engagement among social scientists in nuclear issues as the remarkable growth of the knowledge network after 2011 signify. Third, the research topics have been diversified as a result of growing multi-disciplinary research projects. Finally, there is between sub communities in the socio-nuclear knowledge network in terms of network properties. This article provides a stepping stone for future researchers with a wealth of information concerning the status of socio-nuclear studies. For policy makers, this meta-analysis is likely to provide guidance on what we need and do not need. It remains to be seen whether the socio-nuclear knowledge network in Korea is well-structured or not. provide an impetus for comparative studies with overseas cases in order to evaluate the network and its soundness.