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Jean-Christophe Rufin’s novel entitled Globalia is one of the examples of dystopian novels about French politics published in the first decade of the XXIth century. Jean-Christophe Rufin, who is known for his novels generally classified in the genre of the historical novel, has integrated the features of historical novel into the social dystopian novel in Globalia. Jean-Christophe Rufin had worked as a doctor for long years in the Red Cross, in the United Nations and in the Doctors Without Borders and went to several poor countries such as Eritrea, Nicaragua, Afghanistan, the Philippines, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Kosovo and Mongolia. His experiences and testimonies in these countries allowed him to write medical essays including political contents on human drama. In his essays and in his certain historical novels, Jean-Christophe Rufin questions inequality between the rich countries situated in the north hemisphere and the poor countries situated in the southern hemisphere.
With Globalia, Jean-Christophe Rufin goes through the world of dystopian novel and enters into the imagines an ultra-democratic world where the citizens benefit from an undefinable freedom and from a quite unknown prosperity. In this utopic world, the sanity and the protection of any change which defines the ancient world. Thus, Globaliens go through a peaceful life without caring about non-existing work because the basic income of existence called minimum prosperity is assured for the activities of their choice. Yet, beyond the best of the worlds described as Globalia, there is another world called a non-zone territory where is full of peoples of miserable tribes who transform into mafias and who are abandoned. Nevertheless, the authorities, responsible for the “social welfare” of Globalia, have an absolute power and continuously warn Globaliens about the existence of three dangers: the ecological risks, the impoverishment and the terrorism. In this study, it is intended to analyze the contents of Globalia within the framework of dream and political utopia themes.

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