Philippe Lagassé

Philippe Lagassé

Selected Publications

Books Authored

  1. Lagassé, P. and Robinson, P., Reviving Realism in the Canadian Defence Debate, Queen's Centre for International Relations, 2008, Martello Paper, No. 34, 128 pp

Books Edited

  1. D. Michael Jackson and Lagassé, P., eds., Canada and the Crown: Essays on Constitutional Monarchy, Montreal & Kingston, McGill-Queen's University Press / IIGR, 2014

Editor Special Series

  1. Lagassé, P. and Massie, J., , "New perspectives on Canadian security studies", International Journal, 64(3), 2009

Chapters In Books

  1. Lagassé, P., Justin Massie et Stéphane Roussel, "Le néoconservatisme en politiques étrangère et de défense canadiennes", Le fédéralisme selon Harper. La place du Québec dans le Canada conservateur, Julian Castro-Rea et Frédéric Boily, Québec, Presses de l'Université Laval, 2014, 49-83

  2. Lagassé, P., "A Common 'Bilateral' Vision: North American Defence Cooperation, 2001-2012", Game Changer: The Impact of 9/11 on North American Security, Jonathan Paquin and Patrick James, eds., Vancouver, University of British Columbia Press, 2014

  3. Lagassé, P., "Pondering Canadian Defence in a Post-American World", Debating a Post-American World: What Lies Ahead, Sean Clark and Sabrina Hoque, eds., London, Routledge, 2012

  4. Lagassé, P., "La participation si nécessaire, mais pas forcément une participation: Le Canada et la défense contre les missiles", Le Canada, les États-Unis et le monde: La marge de manoeuvre canadienne, A. Donneur, ed., Presses de l'Université Laval, 2005, pp 115-149

  5. Lagassé, P., "Matching Ends and Means in Canadian Defence", Canada Among Nations 2004: Setting Priorities Straight, D. Carment, F.O. Hampson and N. Hillmer, eds., McGill-Queen's University Press, 2005, pp 73-92

Non-Refereed Chapters In Books

  1. Lagassé, P., "The Contentious Canadian Crown", Canada and the Crown: Essays on Constitutional Monarchy, D. Michael Jackson and Lagassé, P., eds., Montreal & Kingston, McGill-Queen's University Press / IIGR, 2014

  2. Lagassé, P., ""Going Coastal? Assessing the Domestic and Expeditionary Roles of the Canadian Navy"", Naval Gazing: The Canadian Navy Confronts its Future, edited by Ann Griffiths and Eric Lerhe, Halifax, Centre for Foreign Policy Studies, 2010

  3. Lagassé, P., "The Canadian Forces and Continental Defence", The ‘New Security Environment': Is the Canadian Military up to the Challenge?, in D. Rudd and D. S. McDonough, Canadian Institute for Strategic Studies, 2004, pp 79-91

Papers In Refereed Journals

  1. Lagassé, P., "The Crown's Powers of Command-in-Chief: Interpreting Section 15 of the Constitution Act, 1867", Review of Constitutional Studies, 18(2), 2013, 189-220

  2. Lagassé, P., "Parliamentary and Judicial Ambivalence Toward Executive Prerogative Power in Canada", Canadian Public Administration, 55(2), 2012, 157-180

  3. Peter Jones and Lagassé, P., "Rhetoric v. Reality: Canadian Defence Planning in a Time of Austerity", Defense & Security Analysis, 28(2), 2012, 141-152

  4. Lagassé, P., "Accountability for National Defence: Ministerial Responsibility, Military Command and Parliamentary Oversight", IRPP Study, 4, 2010, 60 pp.

  5. Desrosiers, M.E. and Lagassé, P., "Canada and the Bureaucratic Politics of State Fragility", Diplomacy and Statecraft, 20, 2009, 659-678

  6. Lagassé, P. and Sokolsky, J., "A Larger ‘Footprint' in Ottawa: General Hillier and Canada's Shifting Civil-Military Relationship", Canadian Foreign Policy, 15(2), 2009, 16-40

  7. Lagassé, P., "Canada and Strategic Defence: A Retrospective and Look Ahead", International Journal, 63, 2008, 917-937

  8. Lagassé, P. and Sokolsky, J., "Suspenders and a Belt: Perimeter and Border Security in Canada-United States Relations", Canadian Foreign Policy, 12, 2006, 15-29

  9. Lagassé, P., "Specialization and the Canadian Forces", Defence and Peace Economics, 12, 2005, 205-222

  10. Lagassé, P., "The International Criminal Court and the Foreign Policies of the United States", International Journal, 59, 2004, 429-443

    Winner of Marvin Gelber Prize for best article by a junior scholar, International Journal and Donner Foundation (2004)

Papers In Non-Refereed Journals

  1. Lagassé, P. and James W.J. Bowden, "Royal Succession and the Canadian Crown as a Corporation Sole: A Critique of Canada's Succession to the Throne Act, 2013", Constitutional Forum, 23(1), 2014

  2. Lagassé, P., ""Nils Orvik's Defence Against Help: The Descriptive Appeal of a Prescriptive Strategy"", International Journal, 65, 2010, 463-474

  3. Lagassé, P., "A Mixed Legacy: General Hillier and Canadian Defence, 2005-2008", International Journal, 64, 2009, 605-623

  4. Lagassé, P., "A ‘Maritime NORAD'?", SITREP: Journal of the Royal Canadian Military Institute, 65, 2004, 10-12

  5. Lagassé, P., "Northern Command and the Evolution of Canada-U.S. Defence Relations", Canadian Military Journal, 4, 2003, 15-22

Major Invited Contributions And/Or Technical Reports

  1. Lagassé, P., The Military Roles and Responsibilities of Canada's Governor General and Commander-in-Chief, Report prepared for the Judge Advocate General of the Canadian Forces, July 2013

  2. Lagassé, P., Going Coastal? Assessing the Domestic and Expeditionary Roles of the Canadian Navy, Directorate of Maritime Strategy, Canadian Navy, August 2009

  3. Lagassé, P. and Sokolsky, J., The Evolving Security Environment and the Canadian Forces: What Military Capabilities will be Most Important?, Report submitted to the Assistant Deputy Minister (Policy), Department of National Defence, 2004

Working Papers

  1. Lagassé, P., (2013), How Should Canada's Parliament Decide Military Deployments? Lessons from the United Kingdom, Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute Policy Paper

  2. Lagassé, P., (2012), Recapitalizing the Canadian Forces' Major Fleets: Assessing Lingering Controversies and Challenges, Strategic Studies Working Group, Canadian International Council / Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute

  3. Lagassé, P., (2006), American Conservatives and Homeland Security, Canadian Institute for Strategic Studies

  4. Lagassé, P., (2005), A Cautionary Perspective on the Defence Policy Statement, Royal Canadian Military Institute

  5. Lagassé, P., (2004), The Canadian Defence Budget Dilemma, Canadian Institute for Strategic Studies

  6. Lagassé, P., (2003), The SORT Debate: Implications for Canada, Institute for Research on Public Policy

Book Reviews

  1. Lagassé, P., "An Army Astray", A National Force: The Evolution of Canada's Army, 1950-2000, Peter Kasurak ( ), Literary Review of Canada, July-August 2014

  2. Lagassé, P., "The Siren Song of Independence", A Two-Edged Sword: The Navy as an Instrument of Canadian Foreign Policy, Nicholas Tracy (MontrealMcGill-Queen's University Press 2012 ), Literary Review of Canada, March 2013

Printed And Electronic Media

  1. Lagassé, P., "Time for a refresher on the powers of Parliament", Ottawa Citizen, 5 October 2014

  2. Lagassé, P., "Parliament neglects its duty to debate military deployments", Ottawa Citizen, 7 May 2014

  3. Lagassé, P., "How Canada goes to war", Ottawa Citizen, 4 December 2013

  4. Lagassé, P., "Canada's independence is at stake (royal succession and the Canadian state)", Ottawa Citizen, 6 July 2013

  5. Lagassé, P., "In defence of academic 'fiddling'", Ottawa Citizen, 10 June 2013

  6. Lagassé, P., "The Queen of Canada is dead; long live the British Queen",, 3 February 2013

  7. Lagassé, P., "Canadian procurement problems run deeper than the F-35", Ottawa Citizen, 6 December 2012

  8. James W.J. Bowden and Lagassé, P., "Succeeding to the Canadian Throne", Ottawa Citizen, 5 December 2012

  9. Lagassé, P., "Crown discussion should go beyond Harry's adventures", Ottawa Citizen, 30 August 2012

  10. Lagassé, P., "Who would want to be defence chief?", Ottawa Citizen, 20 August 2012

  11. Lagassé, P., "'Smart defense' and the Canadian Forces", Vanguard Magazine, April/May 2012

  12. Lagassé, P., "The opposition must ask better questions about the F-35",, 2 May 2012

  13. Lagassé, P., "The Crown is still King", Ottawa Citizen, 14 April 2012

  14. Lagassé, P., "Lessons learned from the F-35 debacle",, 3 April 2012

  15. Peter Jones and Lagassé, P., "Crash or burn? The Conservatives' F-35 Dilemma", Globe and Mail (Web Exclusive), 3 April 2012

  16. Lagassé, P. et Justin Massie, "Ottawa peut corriger le tir", La Presse, 27 mars 2012

  17. Lagassé, P., "The Queen is the Canadian Crown", Ottawa Citizen, 9 Janurary 2012

  18. Roméo Dallaire and Lagassé, P., "Honing Canada's approach to interventions", Embassy Magazine, 16 November 2011

  19. Lagassé, P., "Libya to top fall defence policy agenda", Embassy Magazine, 14 September 2011

  20. Lagassé, P., "Royal in law, not only in name", Embassy Magazine, 31 August 2011

  21. Lagassé, P., "Should the Commons vote on deploying the Forces?", Globe and Mail, 24 November 2010

  22. Justin Massie et Lagassé, P., "Pourquoi le F-35", La Presse, 4 août 2010

  23. Lagassé, P. and Justin Massie, "Tories and Grits are as one on defence policy", Globe and Mail, 4 August 2010

  24. Lagassé, P., "Parliament shouldn't decide when we go to war", Ottawa Citizen, 9 April 2010