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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, accreditation, food policy councils)

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


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. His latest passion is environmental history. 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 agriculture, food and the environment. He practices, and teaches, community-based participatory research methods and mixed-methods research. Prof. Andrée is co-editor of Civil Society and Social Movements in Food System Governance (Routledge, 2019) as well as  Globalization and Food Sovereignty: Global and Local Change in the New Politics of Food (University of Toronto Press, 2014). He is also author of Genetically Modified Diplomacy (University of British Columbia Press, 2007).

From 2014 to 2020, Prof. Andrée was 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. A core legacies of the CFICE project is Community Campus Engage Canada, an organization which supports ongoing programming and relationship-building in this field. Along with Prof. Patricia Ballamingie of the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies and Prof. Irena Knezevic from the School of Journalism and Communication, Prof. Andrée is 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.

Prof. Andrée’s most recent research project examines how the dairy sector in Aotearoa/New Zealand is responding to the challenge of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in light of the government’s plan to be carbon-neutral by 2050. He is examining this issue in the context of colonialism and agricultural adaptation in Aotearoa over the last eight centuries.

With Prof. Ryan Katz-Rosene from the University of Ottawa, Prof. Andrée is co-host of the ecopolitics podcast series. The series features interviews with leading environmental politics thinkers, entrepreneurs and activists from around the world. Prof. Andrée is also co-director, with Prof. Kate Ruff from the Sprott School of Business, of the Carleton Centre for Community Innovation (also known as 3ci).

Prof. Andrée is a first generation immigrant to Canada from the Netherlands. He lives with his wife, Chris, and son, Nicolas, on unceded Algonquin territory alongside the Gatineau river in Québec. When not teaching or in research meetings, you can find him in a garden, on a bike, or in a canoe.

Selected Publications

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2020. Wilson, A., C. Z. Levkoe, P. Andrée, K. Skinner, A. Spring, S. Wesche, T. Galloway. ‘Strengthening Sustainable Northern Food Systems: Federal Policy Constraints and Potential Opportunities’. Arctic 73(3), 292-311

2020. Changfoot, N., P. Andrée, C.Z. Levkoe, M. Nilson and M. Goemans. ‘Recognizing Engaged-Scholarship in Tenure and Promotion: Autoethnographic Insights from the Fault Lines of a Shifting Landscape.’ Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning 26(1), 239-264.

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 5(3): 6-27

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 13(4): 374-391

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):456-490

2014. Andrée, P., P. Ballamingie, B. Sinclair-Waters. Neoliberalism and the making of food politics in Eastern Ontario. Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability. DOI: 10.1080/13549839.2014.908277          

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


Peter is a co-host of the Ecopolitics Podcast

View season 2 episode 1: Introduction to Global Ecopolitics