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Corresponsabilidad Estado-sociedad civil internacional. Greenpeace España y el caso Prestige

Confines de relaciones internacionales y ciencia política 01/2008;

ABSTRACT State-international civil society co-responsibility. Greenpeace Spain and the oil tanker Prestige Nowadays it is possible to talk about state-civil society co-responsibility. Although the state is still the dominant actor of the international system, globalization has led it to a re-structuration process. International non-governmental organizations (INGOs) have begun to play a key role in the design of solutions to issues not entirely attended by the state. In this paper we argue that INGOs have addressed topics that affect the international commu¬nity—for instance, the environment—and have occasionally complemented the state’s functions. To demonstrate our thesis, we will analyze the Span¬ish authorities’ and Greenpeace’s reactions towards the environmental disaster caused by the oil tanker Prestige’s sinking off the coast of Galicia.Corresponsabilidad Estado-sociedad civil internacional. Greenpeace España y el caso Prestige*Hoy es posible hablar de una corresponsabilidad entre el Estado y la sociedad civil. Aunque el Estado sigue siendo el actor dominante del sistema internacional, el proceso de globalización lo ha llevado a una reestructuración tal, que actores como las organizaciones internacionales no guber¬namentales (OINGs) han comenzado a jugar un papel clave en la formulación de soluciones a problemáticas no atendidas en su totalidad por la figura estatal. De esta forma, mediante un análisis del desastre ambiental ocasionado por el hundimiento del buque petrolero Prestige en la costa de Galicia y la respuesta de las autoridades españolas y de Greenpeace ante dicha catástrofe, se intenta evidenciar cómo las OINGs se han preocupado por los temas que impactan a la comunidad internacional en este caso logrando complementar la función del Estado.

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