J Korean Soc Hazard Mitig 2018; 18(1): 165-170  https://doi.org/10.9798/KOSHAM.2018.18.1.165
Government Reorganization Trend in Disaster and Safety Management Field
Hong, Seong-ho*, and Yi, Waon-ho**
*Member, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Disaster Prevention & Safety Engineering, Kwangwoon University
**Member, Professor, Department of Architectural Engineering, Kwangwoon University
Correspondence to: Member, Professor, Department of Architectural Engineering, Kwangwoon University (Tel: +82-2-940-5195, Fax: +82-2-917-3578, E-mail: whyi@kw.ac.kr)
Received: September 30, 2017; Revised: October 18, 2017; Accepted: November 20, 2017; Published online: January 31, 2018.
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This study focuses on the increasing importance of disaster and safety management in the Korean government. Through the literature analysis and statistical analysis from the long-term viewpoint after the establishment of the Korean government until 2017, the tendency of the reorganization of the government organization such as function transfer, organizational differentiation or integration which is responsible for disaster and safety management function was studied. As a result of the empirical study, the disaster and safety management function is recognized as an important function, and the scope of the disaster and safety management is gradually expanded. This is due to functional needs, but the organization is expanding every time a major disaster occurs, while the backward-looking side shows strongly in normal times. In addition, political issues and discourses of the international community coexist.
Keywords: Government Reorganization, Disaster and Safety Management, Contingency Theory, New Institutionalism

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