Michael K. MacKenzie

Democracy Fellow, Ash Center, Harvard
Member Since: 
Nov 17 '11

I recently completed my PhD in Political Science from the University of British Columbia. My dissertation Future Publics: Long-Term Thinking and Farsighted Action in Democratic Systems explores the relationship between democracy and intergenertional relations. My work also touches on the use and potential of participatory institutions in producing democratic outcomes that strike a better balance between the interests of the present and those of the future. More generally, my research interests include democratic theory, institutional design, political representation, deliberative demoracy, Canadian politics, and research methodology.

Since 2011, I have been working with the Participedia Team to develop online data entry forms and survey instruments. As a Democracy Fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard, I will play an active role managing and contributing to the Participedia site. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, comments, concerns, or news items that you would like to see posted on Participedia.