UBC poli sci prof pioneers new field of study

January 6, 2016

UBC Political Science Professor Mark Warren is leading a team of more than 45 researchers at 25 institutions in a pioneering study of participatory democracy. The project, called Participedia, cites various crowdsourced projects as its inspiration for calling on hundreds, possibly thousands, of individuals to collaborate for increased understanding of democratic institutions. “We’re essentially trying to establish a new field of study,” said Warren. “We’re trying to form that data, so that people will begin to study these areas with the depth and seriousness that they now study elections.” UBC