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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:B640 Loeb Building

Associate Professor

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 an Associate 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. Along with Prof. Patricia Ballamingie of the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Carleton, Prof. Andrée is the co-lead of the Eastern Ontario node of the SSHRC and Ontario government funded ‘Nourishing Communities’ research team (, which undertakes research across Canada and internationally on local sustainable food system efforts. He is the co-lead, with Lynn Langille of Nova Scotia’s Department of Health and Wellness, of the policy working group of a SSHRC-funded Community-University Research Alliance (CURA) based out of Mount Saint Vincent University called Activating Change Together for Community Food Security. He is also the co-lead, with Cathleen Kneen of the Ram’s Horn, of the Community Food Security hub of the Community First: Impact of Community Engagement research project based out of Carleton University. CFICE undertakes research alongside community partners across Canada to ensure that “campus community engagement” truly benefits the non-profit organizations involved.

Selected Publications

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.

2014 Andrée, P., Chapman, D., Hawkins, L., Kneen, C., Martin, W., Muehlberger, C., Nelson, C., Piggott, K., Qaderi-Attayi, W., Scott, S., and Stroink, M. Building Effective Relationships for Community-Engaged Scholarship in Canadian Food Studies. Canadian Food Studies 1/1: 27-53

2014 Andrée, P. Ballamingie, P. and B. Sinclair-Waters. Neoliberalism and the Making of Food Politics in Eastern Ontario’ Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability

2012 Martin, Sarah, and Peter Andrée. ‘The “Buy-Local” Challenge to Institutional Foodservice Corporations in Historical Context’. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development 2(3): 116-175

2011 ‘Civil society and the politics of GMO failures in Canada: A Neo-Gramscian analysis.’ Environmental Politics. 20(2): 173-191

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

2006 ‘An Analysis of Efforts to Improve GM Food Regulation in Canada.’ Science and Public Policy 33(5): 377-389


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