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The Effects of Citizen Knowledge on the Effectiveness of Government Communications on Nuclear Energy Policy in South Korea

Taejun (David) Lee, Myeong Chul Ko
2020 Information  
By analyzing survey data on nuclear energy policy in South Korea, this study examined the influence of citizens' knowledge on the perceptions of and attitudes to government communication initiatives that  ...  energy, but the process differs depending on citizens' knowledge of the topic.  ...  The context of this study is nuclear energy policy in South Korea, where the central government encourages citizens' participation in communication because many citizens recognize the dangers of and oppose  ... 
doi:10.3390/info12010008 fatcat:mlv65r5tnjff3gf6ewp7rzryw4

Conceptualizing Niche–Regime Dynamics of Energy Transitions from a Political Economic Perspective: Insights from Community-Led Urban Solar in Seoul

Daphne Ngar-yin Mah, Darren Man-wai Cheung
2020 Sustainability  
We conclude that sufficient policy attention should be given to the political economy of a national energy system in order to create conducive conditions for community-led niches to realize the full potential  ...  The complex dynamics between technological niches and regime "lock-in" are critical in determining the pace and outcomes of energy transitions.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest. Sustainability 2020, 12, 4818  ... 
doi:10.3390/su12124818 fatcat:pn5bms4u5jafzdgwcojyniguxe

Effects of Education Concerning Radiation and Nuclear Safety and Regulation on Elementary, Middle, and High School Students in Korea

Yoon-Seok Choi, Jung-Min Kim, Eun-Ok Han
2020 Journal of Radiation Protection and Research  
Conclusion: The safety awareness of future generations will significantly influence policy decisions on nuclear power generation.  ...  This foundational study on educational interventions aimed to analyze the changes in awareness, knowledge, and attitudes of young learners after they received objective information on safety management  ...  Acknowledgements This work was granted financial resource from the Nuclear Safety and Security Commission (NSSC), Republic of Korea. Author Contribution  ... 
doi:10.14407/jrpr.2020.45.3.108 fatcat:osxzfjsn4zf45eqy35mgnws3lm

Protesting policy and practice in South Korea's nuclear energy industry [chapter]

Lauren Richardson
2017 Learning from Fukushima: Nuclear power in East Asia  
In contrast to the many other policy domains in South Korea which allow for substantial input from citizens, decisions on nuclear energy continue to be formulated exclusively by government officials and  ...  Essentially, this has added another layer of insularity to nuclear energy policy in South Korea.  ... 
doi:10.22459/lf.09.2017.05 fatcat:xd7e3biotbbdxgtinvvyzyapne

Searching for the New Behavioral Model in Energy Transition Age: Analyzing the Forward and Reverse Causal Relationships between Belief, Attitude, and Behavior in Nuclear Policy across Countries

Byoung Joon Kim, Seoyong Kim, Youngcheoul Kang, Sohee Kim
2022 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
The level of trust in the government influenced the belief and attitude of citizens in Japan more than in Korea. However, the level of trust in the media showed opposite results.  ...  on the trust and country contexts (Korea and Japan in this study).  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijerph19116772 pmid:35682360 pmcid:PMC9180204 fatcat:md64wes6ebhslglpwornnxs4li

Collaboration and Confucian Reflexivity in Local Energy Governance: The Case of Seoul's One Less Nuclear Power Plant Initiatives

Lee, Youhyun, Bae, Suho
2019 Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia  
South Korea's energy policy has been historically established through an energy production structure that relies on thermal and nuclear power generation in relation to a centralized 'Hard Energy System  ...  It is considered that the local energy governance model of Seoul city can be used as a model by other local governments, and it will eventually lead to a decentralized energy system in this era of energy  ...  Introduction South Korea (herein referred to as 'Korea') has had very conservative-high dependence on nuclear, petroleum and central government leading-in approach to coping with energy transition issues  ... 
doi:10.17477/jcea.2019.18.1.153 doaj:5e98a51db29542708adf973e94772ea4 fatcat:ye6zpupqnncltbdevnerckj6la

The Impact of Psychological Distance on Judging Satisfaction with Nuclear Energy Policy via Knowledge Calibration and an Integrated Causal Path Model

Byoung Joon Kim, Seoyong Kim
2021 Energies  
Thus, based on the construal level theory, the study addressed the importance of knowledge and psychological distance in explaining variation in satisfaction and acceptance about nuclear policy.  ...  In addition, the psychological distance influences policy satisfaction by mediation of perceived risk of nuclear energy.  ...  Energies 2021, 14, 5774 Acknowledgments: This work was supported by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea and the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF-2021S1A5C2A02087244).  ... 
doi:10.3390/en14185774 fatcat:pcbluuzu7vbg3cgsyncmnfe5de

Building Trust in Inter-Korean Relations

2013 The Korean Journal of International Studies  
In the realm of cooperation, South Korean NGO engagement with North Korea has had its successes and failures, 42) and was instrumental for past South Korean government's engagement policy.  ...  North Korea: Citizens' Hardships and the Regime's Insecurities Citizens' Hardships The CIA World Factbook estimates North Korea's population to be 24,720,407 (as of July 2013) about half that of South  ... 
doi:10.14731/kjis.2013. fatcat:uy4oeamwvfcibaukfztmj7lrhu

Extending the Coverage of the Trust–Acceptability Model: The Negative Effect of Trust in Government on Nuclear Power Acceptance in South Korea under a Nuclear Phase-Out Policy

Seungkook Roh, Hae-Gyung Geong
2021 Energies  
Contrary to previous studies' findings, in South Korea, under a nuclear phase-out policy by the government, trust in government revealed a negative impact on the public acceptance of nuclear power.  ...  This article extends the coverage of the trust–acceptability model to a new situation of nuclear phase-out by investigating the effect of trust on the public acceptance of nuclear power, with South Korea  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest. Energies 2021, 14, 3343  ... 
doi:10.3390/en14113343 fatcat:azu4sqtfi5cgrku35hwfqvkeze

The contested politics of the Asian atom: peripheralisation and nuclear power in South Korea and Japan

Jinyoung Park, Benjamin K. Sovacool
2018 Environmental Politics  
The contested politics of the Asian atom: A comparative analysis of peripheralisation and nuclear power in South Korea and Japan Introduction The nuclear power industry sits at a proverbial crossroads  ...  Heralded by advocates as being one of the few low-carbon electricity sources able to meet large-scale escalations in demand for energy services, the International Atomic Energy Agency reports that more  ...  In Japan, energy policy was consolidated at the national level and nuclear electricity generation was initially approved for only three utilities, Tokyo, Kansai, and Chubu, whereas in South Korea, the  ... 
doi:10.1080/09644016.2018.1439436 fatcat:bc4romtotnbidgmmcgaps7cbsm

Can Political Trust Weaken the Relationship between Perceived Environmental Threats and Perceived Nuclear Threats? Evidence from South Korea

Jaeyoung Lim, Kuk-Kyoung Moon
2021 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
Additionally, individuals with a high level of trust in the government can help alleviate the positive link between individuals' perceived environmental threats and perceived nuclear threats.  ...  In this context, this study examines the connections between individuals' perceived environmental threats and their perceptions of the environmental threats posed by nuclear power plants (perceived nuclear  ...  The respondents were asked: "Thinking of the public service in South Korea, how committed is it to serve the people?"  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijerph18189816 pmid:34574739 pmcid:PMC8469193 fatcat:pf4tsfxejvbnxeela7fwmpf2ga

Sustainable Development and Public Administration: Challenges and Innovation in Citizen Engagement

William McDonald
2017 Review of Public Administration and Management  
The analysis concludes that successful sustainability policies may take place disregarding the size or geographical location of the urban community, which is consistent with previous literature on the  ...  The strongest government-led frameworks of support for citizen engagement have been found in the medium-size European cities.  ...  (Milan, Italy); and 154 'One Less Nuclear Plant' initiative (Seoul, South Korea).  ... 
doi:10.4172/2315-7844.1000219 fatcat:2jf227xsfvdyzfvsifiy4lywyi

3. Working with and around Strong States. Environmental Networks in East Asia [chapter]

2020 Civil Society and the State in Democratic East Asia  
become the world's largest producer of photovoltaic panels and a world leader in renewable energy, and Korea and Taiwan have both embarked on major green initiatives that involve green business development  ...  Focusing on the issue area of the environment, it argues that non-profit organizations play important roles in developing the coordinating networks that facilitate policymaking in challenging and diverse  ...  First in Japan, then in the 'Asian Tigers' of South Korea and Taiwan, and most recently in the much larger China, citizens in each place have organized and successfully demanded relief.  ... 
doi:10.1515/9789048551613-004 fatcat:vu2st73tubbrnpj4qxwl6gujcu

State Effectiveness and Crises in East and Southeast Asia: The Case of COVID-19

Mark Turner, Seung-Ho Kwon, Michael O'Donnell
2022 Sustainability  
This article examines in detail the experiences of two of Asia's pandemic success stories—South Korea and Vietnam—to identify the ways in which they responded to COVID-19 and how they related to state  ...  They have employed more effective crisis management strategies than countries in many other parts of the world.  ...  It also led to the reconsideration of nuclear power in Japan and the closure of other reactors deemed not safe. The Asian Financial Crisis of 1997-1998 hit South Korea particularly hard.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su14127216 fatcat:m4y22bd3wjdtjjohdzwcjer4lq


2014 Nuclear Engineering and Technology  
This indicates that education can be effective in promoting widespread social acceptance of nuclear power and its continued use.  ...  Here, the positive message on the convenience and the safety of nuclear power generation should be highlighted.  ...  Visschers, "Acceptance of Nuclear Risks and Benefits, and Acceptability of Nuclear Energy" Power: The Fukushima Effect" Energy Policy, vol. 59, pp.  ... 
doi:10.5516/net.10.2014.033 fatcat:qs6oa6ydtjgz3iiag2hcqeaxwy
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