Governing through Crime Internationally? Bosnia and Herzegovina

Andy Aitchison*

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The article adapts and applies the governing through crime framework to analyse the EU and Office of the High Representative (OHR) as international governing actors in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Limited, ambiguous and opportunistic use of techniques associated with governing through crime are most evident in relation to OHR, but only as one of a wider range of governing logics, and are linked to specific challenges of legitimation. The outward spread of criminal justice models and metaphors proposed by Simon is shown to be problematic in light of the breadth of activities that such a stance might admit to the framework.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)548-565
Number of pages18
JournalBritish Journal of Politics and International Relations
Issue number4
Early online date18 Jun 2012
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013

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  • governance
  • international intervention
  • EU
  • Office of the High Representative


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