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Critique of Abstract Right - Human Rights and Property in the Time and Age of the Haitian Revolution.

Research project
Pågående forskning
Project owner
Department of Sociology and Work Science

Short description

During the last decades, a new field that studies the origins and contemporary status of human rights has emerged. The aim of Carl's thesis is to contribute with a critique of the human rights field, by means of an intervention into an on-going conflict about universal juridico-political rights in the research on the Haitian Revolution (1791-1804), in which slaves and their allies abolished slavery and created an independent state.

The thesis consists of historical investigations of the Haitian Revolution as a social movement and theoretical investigations of different possibilities to formulate the relation between abstract political forms and social property relations.