In this chapter titled “Bypassing the Ballot Box”, the focus was primarily on “How Libertarian youth are re-imagining the political”. This chapter consists of information gathered while studying a case of about 30 individuals who identify as Libertarian Youth. Most of the data is from interviews with participants in the age range of 15 to 25 years old.
Libertarian: Libertarians share a collection of political philosophies and movements that uphold liberty as a core principle. They also share a skepticism of authority and state power, but they diverge on the scope of their opposition to existing political and economic systems. (Pg. 219)
“Big L” vs “little l”: “Big L” those who have an investment in electoral politics. “Little L”, seek to effect social change through educational and discursive means rather than electoral ones. (Pg. 219)
Second-wave Libertarianism: Stage in the progression and adoption of a new technology where the emphasis shifts from experimentation to result-oriented commercial application. (pg. 220)
Dorian Electra: musician, director, and performance artist. Expresses Libertarian ideologies through her work, does not identify herself as Libertarian.
Participatory Politics: interactive, peer-based acts through which individuals and groups seek to exert both voice and influence on issues of public concern