Utopian Political Theory and Migration without Borders

Ricard Zapata-Barrero


A utopian political theory (UPT) can emerge from the analysis of borders. The significant increase in human mobility between State-borders constitutes the empirical referent distinguishing our “Utopian Age” from others in the past, as historical examples of UPT have not dealt with either the issue of human mobility or the topic of “Migration without Borders”. We start with a brief introduction about utopia as a political discourse (section 1). We go then to the main characteristics of UPT leading to a “world without borders” (section 2). We seek to address this issue theoretically, to establish the bases of utopian thought not so much as a social theory, but rather as a political theory (section 3). This constitutes a prior phase for dealing with the irresolvable political dilemmas that have emerged from the management of migratory flows (section 4).

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11114/ijsss.v1i1.57


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