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About Michael Howlett

Michael Howlett (Professor) BSocSci.(Hon)(Ott), MA(Br Col), PhD (Queen's) is Burnaby Mountain Chair in the Department of Political Science at Simon Fraser University and specializes in public policy analysis, Canadian political economy, and Canadian resource and environmental policy. He is co-author of Studying Public Policy (2003 & 1995), In Search of Sustainability (2001), The Political Economy of Canada (1999 & 1992) and Canadian Natural Resource and Environmental Policy (1997 & 2005). He has edited Canadian Forest Policy (2001) and coedited Policy Analysis in Canada (2007); Deregulation and Its Discontents (2006); Executive Styles in Canada (2005); Designing Government (2005); The Real Worlds of Canadian Politics (2004); The Provincial State In Canada (1992 & 2000); Innovation Systems in a Global Context (1998); Policy Studies in Canada (1996), and The Puzzles of Power (1994 & 1998). His articles have been published in numerous professional journals in Canada, the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Australia and New Zealand. Dr. Howlett was founding member and Secretary-Treasurer (1995-2006) of the British Columbia Political Studies Association and co-editor of its Proceedings. He was English Language Co-editor of the Canadian Journal of Political Science (2002-2006) and is currently co-editor of the World Political Science Review, the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis (Book Review Editor 2001-2006), and the University of Toronto Press Series in Comparative Political Economy and Public Policy. He served on the Editorial Boards of Canadian Public Administration (1996-2003) and Policy Studies Journal (1992-2003) and currently sits on the Editorial Boards of Policy & Society and the Canadian Journal of Political Science.


Present Burnaby Mountain Professor, Simon Fraser University
Present Department of Political Science, Simon Fraser University

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The Department of Political Science
Simon Fraser University 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, B.C. V5A 1S6
General Office Tel: (604) 291-4293 Fax: (604) 291-4786


Articles (8)

Books (4)