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Some Notes on Improvisation, Public Policy and Law

Sara Ramshaw, Daniel Weinstock

Published: 2010-06-08

This article transposes the tenets of improvisational art onto the process of public policy and its implementation, and suggests that Western law and the structures of legal judgment are under-explored species of improvisation.

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Improvisation implies a deep connection between the personal and the communal, self and world. A “good” improviser successfully navigates musical and institutional boundaries and the desire for self-expression, pleasing not only herself but the listener as well.

– Rob Wallace