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ZORRO SANCHEZ, Carlos. Social Responsibility of the International European Cooperation in Colombia. Investig. desarro. [online]. 2013, vol.21, n.1, pp.74-107. ISSN 2011-7574.

Abstract This article examines the way in which the European Union and some European States have understood the concept of Social Responsibility, and how they have introduced it in their Cooperation Programs for Colombia. In its first part, the article analyses Social Responsibility as an ethical expression and put it in the context of International Cooperation; based in written documents and interviews realized to some leaders of the Cooperation Agencies, the second part of the article studies how this concept is reflected in their programs. The article concludes that these programs have a deep ethical sense than conveniently combines teleological, deontological and utilitarian elements, generating socially responsible actions; notwithstanding, this quality is not enhanced because the concept of social responsibility tends to be reserved for the actions of private enterprises.

Keywords : Colombia; European Union; International Cooperation; Public policies; Social Responsibility.

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