A borderless World
“A borderless world: Dream or nightmare?” - Hiebert, 2003
● Would a borderless world work? Hiebert says no.
● Critiques argument of Harald Bauder for a “borderless world” by
raising 2 main questions
How would a “borderless world” come to be?
● Canadians demonstrate support for immigration system as it is
● In survey of 2000 Vancouverites, only 1 expressed interest for
● If Canada is a democratic country, how would such radical changes
be made to immigration policy if the general public is against it? -- only way is through undemocratic means, new regime at int’l level
● Systems of inclusion are also systems of exclusion (can’t be totally
● Bottom line: we can’t toss out nation state as site of primary
If migration regulations were lifted, who would benefit?
● Would free flowing migration help social disparity? Would it bring
more equality to those in developing countries? -- not necessarily
● First, seems impossible, if a huge influx of migrants entered a country
like Canada today, for the welfare state to be able to provide services
to all these migrants -- this in effect, would create poverty and
decrease of social services for the general public ● Second, limited mobili