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Peter Andrée

Political economy/ecology of agriculture and food; Canadian and international environmental politics; Civil society and industry participation in governance mechanisms (e.g. fair trade)

Degrees:BSc/BA (Hons) and MA (Trent) PhD (York)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 1953
Office:D691 Loeb Building

on sabbatical July 2020 – December 2020


Peter Andrée joined the political science department in January, 2007, after a meandering educational journey from the natural sciences, through philosophy and community development, to environmental studies, geography, and now political science. Prior to arriving at Carleton, he was based in the School of Geography and Environmental Sciences at Monash University in Melbourne, undertaking post-doctoral research on rural and food system sustainability in Australia. He completed his PhD in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University in Toronto in 2004.

Peter Andrée is currently Professor in the Department of Political Science at Carleton University. He is also cross-appointed in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies and in the Institute of Political Economy. Prof Andrée’s research focuses on the politics of food and the environment. He practices, and teaches, community-based participatory research methods. Prof. Andrée is co-editor of Globalization and Food Sovereignty: Global and Local Change in the New Politics of Food (University of Toronto Press, 2014) which examines social movements the world over seeking to build more sustainable and just food systems. He is also author of Genetically Modified Diplomacy (University of British Columbia Press, 2007), an analysis of the global politics of regulating genetically modified organisms.

Prof. Andrée is the Principal Investigator on a SSHRC-funded Partnership project called Community-First: Impacts of Community Engagement (CFICE) CFICE works to strengthen community-campus partnership practices with the non-profit sector in Canada. It encourages institutional alignment in support of Community Campus Engagement, and works closely with a range of non-profit organization partners to strengthen their capacity to work with academic partners. Along with Prof. Patricia Ballamingie of the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Carleton, Prof. Andrée is also the co-lead of the Eastern Ontario node of the SSHRC and Ontario government funded ‘Nourishing Communities’ research team  ( and This group undertakes research across Canada and internationally on sustainable food system efforts.  Under the Nourishing Communities’ Food: Locally Embedded and Globally Engaged (FLEdGE) partnership project, Prof. Andrée and Prof. Ballamingie are leading a study on the topic of National/pan-Canadian Food Policy in Canada.

Selected Publications

2018       Andrée, P., Coulas, M. and P. Ballamingie. “Lessons from forty years of food policy development in Canada and beyond.” Canadian Journal of Food Studies special issue on National Food Policy. (in press)

2017    Martin, S. and P. Andrée. Putting food sovereignty to work: Civil society governmentalities and Canada’s People’s Food Policy Project (2008-2011). Journal of Civil Society (in press)

2017    Levkoe, C., Andrée, P., Bhatt, V., Brynne, A., Davison,K., Kneen, C., Nelson, E. Community-Campus Engagement for Sustainable Food Systems: Strengthening Canada’s Food Movements. Journal of Higher Education, Outreach and Engagement  20(3):32-61

2017    Andrée, Peter. Patricia Ballamingie, Stephen Piazza, and Scott Jarosiewicz. Can community-based initiatives address the conundrum of improving household food access while supporting local smallholder farmer livelihoods? Nourishing Communities: From Fractured Food Systems to Transformative Pathways. Alison Blay-Palmer (ed.) Springer.

2016    Andrée, P., E. Norgang, C. Clement, L. Langille, and P. Williams. ‘Structural constraints and enablers to community food security in Nova Scotia, Canada’ Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition 11(4):456-4902016

2014    Globalization and Food Sovereignty: Global and Local Change In the New Politics of Food. Andrée, P., Ayres, J., Bosia, M., and Massicotte, M.-J. (eds). University of Toronto Press. 376 pp.           

2007    Genetically Modified Diplomacy: the global politics of Agricultural Biotechnology and the Environment. Vancouver: UBC Press. 324pp.