Universal and the abstract rights-bearing individual

Universal and the abstract rights-bearing individual

The Haitian Declaration of Independence exposes the tension between universal ideals and particularized lived experience of people, groups, nations. Compare contrast the Haitian Declaration and the French declaration of man and citizen by exploring the notion of the abstract right-bearing individual in relation to each document’s articulation of universal ideals of right and freedom.

Include 3 ideas, Negative Freedom and positive freedom, Citizenship, and Recognition