Mark Warren

Mark Warren

Study of Democracy Harold and Dorrie Merilees Chair | University of British Columbia

Mark E. Warren holds the Harold and Dorrie Merilees Chair for the Study of Democracy at the University of British Columbia. He is especially interested in democratic innovations, civil society and democratic governance, and political corruption. He is currently working with an international team on a project entitled Participedia (, which uses a web-based platform to collect data about democratic innovation and participatory governance around the world.

Why do you believe innovations in participatory democracy are important?

We need to supplement our legacy institutions with innovations that maintain and advance the legitimacy and effectiveness of democratic governance.

What do you hope to see at the 2018 Innovations in Participatory Democracy Conference?

I hope to learn more about democratic innovations that work.