Mark E. Warren

Professor of Political Science
Member Since: 
Sep 16 '09

Mark E. Warren teaches political theory at the University of British Columbia, where he holds the Harold and Dorrie Merilees Chair for the Study of Democracy. He is especially interested in the relationship between new forms of citizen participation and democratic representation, deliberative democracy, civil society and democracy, and political corruption. Warren is author of Democracy and Association (Princeton University Press, 2001), which won the Elaine and David Spitz Book Prize awarded by the Conference for the Study of Political Thought, as well as the 2003 Outstanding Book Award from the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action. He is editor of Democracy and Trust (Cambridge University Press 1999), and co-editor of Designing Deliberative Democracy: The British Columbia Citizens’ Assembly (Cambridge University Press 2008). Warren’s work has appeared in journals such as the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, and Political Theory. He is a co-founder of Participedia (, and PI of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Partnership Grant that provides current major funding for Participedia.