Philippe Lagassé is associate professor and the Barton Chair at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, at the Carleton University. Between 2012-2014 he served as a member of the Independent Review Panel overseeing the evaluation of options to replace Canada’s CF-18 fighter aircraft, and he is currently a member of the Independent Review Panel for Defence Acquisition within the Department of National Defence. His research focuses on defence policy and military procurement, as well as civil-military relations and the role of institutions in international policymaking in the Westminster tradition. He has published in academic journals Parliamentary Affairs, West European Politics, Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, Review of Constitutional Studies, Canadian Public Administration, Defense & Security Analysis, Canadian Foreign Policy and International Journal. He is the author of many referred book chapters and the co-author of Reviving Realism in the Canadian Defence Debate (Martello Paper, 2008).
- Defence Policy and Military Procurement
- Civil-Military Relations
- Westminster System
- Philippe Lagassé, “Cooperating to contrôle: French senators as defence overseers and civil-military actors“, European Security (2022).
- Philippe Lagassé, “Parliament and the War Prerogative in the United Kingdom and Canada: Explaining Variations in Institutional Change and Legislative Control,” Parliamentary Affairs 70:2 (2017): 280-300.
- Philippe Lagassé & Stephen Saideman, “Public Critics or Secretive Monitors: Party Preferences and Legislative Oversight of the Military in Canada,” West European Politics 40:1 (2017) 119:138.
- Marie-Eve Desrosiers & Philippe Lagassé, “Military Frames and Canada’s Conservative Government: Shifting Perceptions of Canadian Identity,” Commonwealth and Comparative Politics 54:3 (2016): 288-311.
- Philippe Lagassé & Paul Robinson, “Reviving Realism in the Canadian Defence Debate,” Martello Papers 34 (2008).