I am an associate professor and hold at Barton Chair at Carleton University. My past research has focused on Canadian defence policy and procurement, Canadian defence governance and civil-military relations, and Canada-United States defence relations. My current research examines executive power and legislative-executive relations in Westminster states, with a particular focus on foreign and defence affairs. In addition, I have an on going research interest in the Crown, Parliament, and their relationship in the Canadian constitution.

I am currently completing a project on legislative oversight of military affairs, with a co-authored book expected in 2022-23, and I am part of a new project examining defence ministries in a comparative perspective. My primary research project examines the idea of executive power in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom, though the prism of the royal prerogative. Both projects are funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

In addition to my academic work, I served as a member of the Independent Review Panel for Defence Acquisition (2015-2022) and as a member of the Independent Review Panel of the evaluation of options to replace Canada’s CF-18 fighter aircraft (2012-0214).

You can also consult my CV.

A list of my op-eds is available here.

And my open access publications are available here.

My disclosures are here.

Best way to reach me is philippe.lagasse [at] carleton.ca

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