chapter  14
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Towards a High-Tech “Limes” on the Edges of Europe? Managing the External Borders of the European Union

The increase in human and economic flows that characterizes globalization is pushing states to reconsider their traditional border management policies according to the following contradiction. In an economic context where the economic success of a state is closely related to its participation in free trade, the permeability of its borders to flows of goods and people is essential. On the other hand, security considerations related to terrorism, organized crime or illegal immigration invite states to seal their borders by increasing controls.