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Victims’ Expectations towards Justice in Post-Conflict Societies: A Bottom-Up Perspective

This chapter discusses two intertwined international aspects of governance, engaging with administrative and criminal law in terms of the dynamics between states, international bodies and cosmopolitan actors. It analyses some sociological and legal approaches to globalisation, settling upon an approach that looks at synergies and contradictions between actions by states, actions by international bodies and cosmopolitan networks. The chapter examines international governance in some of its administrative and regulatory forms sanction-making by states meeting in the UN Security Council and other international fora, the attempted direction of countries' social and economic policies by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF). It explores cosmopolitan, multilateral and inter-state influences around the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Criminal Court (ICC). The chapter also analyses the challenges that multi-source governance poses both analytically and politically. An initial impediment to criminological analysis of international developments may be termed political aversion.