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The Correlation between Social Responsibility and Legal Liability
The Correlation between Social Responsibility and Legal Liability

Author(s): Irina Loredana Stanculescu
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Governance
Published by: Editura Fundaţiei România de Mâine
Keywords: state responsibility; liability; sanction; conscious acknowledgement; social act;

Summary/Abstract: The issue of responsibility for human action occupies an important place in the concerns aimed at highlighting the most important aspects of interpersonal social relations. In the sociological and legal literature, two terms are currently used, with the same or similar meanings: liability and responsibility. The term “responsibility” brings into question the fact that, by virtue of a law and under the conditions of a normal mental capacity, one can be held responsible for an act they committed, for an undertaken action. Unlike responsibility, “liability” is another type of relationship between the agent of action and the community of which he is part; more precisely, it is a relationship between the agent and the authority of this community. The concept of liability presupposes the fulfilment of certain obligations or the observance of certain restrictions, ie defined behaviors are taken into account, especially through social norms, the social agents being required only to strictly observe them. In the following paragraphs, we aim to highlight the connections, interferences and interdependencies between three extremely important concepts: responsibility, liability, and sanction.

  • Issue Year: VI/2020
  • Issue No: 11
  • Page Range: 76-81
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English