Detlef Nogala 1 Policing Across a Dimorphous Border: Challenge and Innovation at the French-German Border 2 1. INTRODUCTION Recently, there has been much discussion concerning the process of ‘globalisation’, both in academic circles and the media. Often the buzz-word ‘globalisation’ is taken as the common denominator of a number of dynamic socio-economic transforma- tions and political adjustments, some of them are considered as accumulations of long lasting historical developments. 3 Against the background of the tremendous progress of production forces the political dynamic of the 20th century has left us with a situation, where free trade, ubiquitous mass mobility and globe-spanning telecommunication systems have created something like a ‘global village’, where it has become, from an economical or sociological point of view, more difficult to differ- entiate precisely between single national societies. The integration of numerous local, regional and national economies, the convergence of modern media cultures and last but not least the multiplicity of encounters with people in their diverse roles, have led to a new level of interconnection of social motives and activities. However, this peculiar opening of the world and its opportunities comes with a drawback: in the very moment of de-regulation and overcoming traditional
European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2001
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