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PRADO LALLANDE, Juan Pablo. The Impact of International Cooperation for the Development of Democracy and Human Rights. Perf. latinoam. [online]. 2009, vol.17, n.33, pp. 65-93. ISSN 0188-7653.

At the end of the Cold War, the developed countries agreed that democracy and human rights would be top priority goals of the international cooperation for development. However, nearly two decades after those official commitments, these goals have not been relevant elements of the international agenda, since political, economic and security issues still prevail over both values. This paper analyzes the existing situation, in reference to the U.S. and European Union experiences. The article includes some considerations for the improvement of the international cooperation ability to promote democracy and human rights in third world countries.

Palabras llave : international cooperation; democracy; human rights; structural reforms.

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