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Master of Arts
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Laura Stivers, PhD
Christian Dean, PhD
Mairi Pileggi, PhD
What does participatory democracy look like? This essay finds an answer in the indigenous art form of the United States—jazz. Political engagement in America must learn from the jazz aesthetic which realizes the communal projects of individuals in concert. After a brief survey of the biological, historical, and cultural formations that construct our political environment this essay advances equaliberty as the foundational concept for the Jazzocrat, the new political subject for tomorrow’s participatory democracy.
Tofano, Mario, "Imagining Jazzocracy: Notes Toward a new Democratic Subject" (2013). Master's Theses and Capstone Projects. 173.