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Andrea Migone

Assistant Professor
EducationPhD (Political Science): Simon Fraser University
Phone(416) 979-5000 x 556190

Spoken Languages

English, Italian, French, Spanish, Latin, Portuguese


Dr. Andrea Migone is Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration.  He holds a PhD and a Master of Arts (MA), both in Political Science, from Simon Fraser University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Genoa (Italy).  In addition, he completed a Certificate in European Law and Policy from the University of Genoa, a Diploma in International Marketing and European Union Law from IAL (Savona, Italy), and was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Simon Fraser University studying the comparative public policy framing and regulation of genomics-assisted markers in the wine industry, and the uptake of innovation policy in the sector.

Prior to joining the Department of Politics and Public Administration, Dr. Migone was Director of Research and Outreach at the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC). There he worked closely with both Canadian and international public servants from many jurisdictional and functional backgrounds. He was also a consultant with the federal Office of Indian Residential Schools Resolution Canada and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission where he fostered a long-standing commitment to supporting the development of Indigenous communities.

Refereed articles

  • “Leadership on the Run: Time Management Among Deputy Ministers in Canada” (with Patrice Dutil).  International Journal of Public Leadership, 27 May 2021. (external link) 
  • "The Changing and Enduring Priorities of Deputy Ministers Through the IPAC Survey" (with Patrice Dutil). Canadian Public Administration 64:1 (March 2021): 122-142.
  • “Commissioning of Public Services: Cooperation and Strategic Approaches.” Policy Design and Practice 1:4 (October 2018): 298-309.
  • “Financial Capacity of First Nations in Canada” (with Kathy Brock). Canadian Public Administration 61:4 (December 2018): 479-498.
  • “Academic Research and Engagement with the Canadian Public Service: Insights from Three Surveys” (with Kathy Brock). Canadian Public Administration 60:3 (September 2017): 369-396.
  • “The Distribution of Analytical Techniques in Policy Advisory Systems: Policy Formulation and the Tools of Policy Appraisal” (with Michael Howlett, Seck L. Tan, Adam Wellstead, and Bryan Evans).  Public Policy and Administration 29:4 (October 2014): 271-291.
  • “Duplication or Complementarity? External Policy Consulting and Its Relationship to Internal Policy Analysis in Canada” (with Michael Howlett and Seck L. Tan). Canadian Journal of Political Science 47:1 (March 2014): 113-134.
  • “Assessing Contract Policy Work: Overseeing Canadian Policy Consultants” (with Michael Howlett).  Public Money and Management 34:3 (May 2014): 173-180.
  • “Making the Invisible Public Service Visible? Exploring Data on Policy and Management Consultancies in Canada” (with Michael Howlett). Canadian Public Administration 57:2 (June 2014): 183-216.
  • “The Permanence of Temporary Services: The Reliance of Canadian Federal Departments on Management Consultants” (with Michael Howlett).  Canadian Public Administration 56:3 (September 2013): 369-390.
  • “Policy Advice through the Market: The Role of External Consultants in Contemporary Policy Advisory Systems” (with Michael Howlett).  Policy and Society 32:3 (September 2013): 241-254.
  • “Searching for Substance: Externalization, Politicization and the Work of Canadian Policy Consultants 2006-2013” (with Michael Howlett).  Central European Journal of Public Policy 7:1 (June 2013): 112-133.
  • “From Paper Trails to DNA Barcodes: Enhancing Traceability in Forest and Fishery Certification” (with Michael Howlett).  Natural Resources Journal 52:2 (Fall 2012): 421-441.
  • “Addressing Emergent Charisma in Roman Military Leaders: Triumphal Practices in the Republican Period.” Journal of Classical Sociology 12:1 (February 2012): 43-68.
  • “Controversial Science-Based Technology, Public Attitude Formation and Regulation in Comparative Perspective: The State Construction of Policy Alternatives in Asia” (with Ching Ching Leong, Darryl Jarvis, and Michael Howlett).  Technology in Society 33:1-2 (February 2011): 128-136.
  • “Embedded Markets: A Dialogue between F.A. Hayek and Karl Polanyi.” The Review of Austrian Economics 24:4 (December 2011): 1-27.
  • “Charles Lindblom is Alive and Well and Living in Punctuated Equilibrium Land” (with Michael Howlett).  Policy and Society 30:1 (February 2011): 53-62.
  • “Explaining Local Variation in Agri-Food Biotechnology Policies: ‘Green’ Genomics Regulation in Comparative Perspective” (with Michael Howlett). Science and Public Policy 37:10 (December 2010): 781-795.
  • “The Canadian Biotechnology Regulatory Regime: The Role of Participation” (with Michael Howlett).  Technology in Society 32:4 (November 2010): 280-287.
  • “Classifying Biotechnology Policy, Regulatory and Innovation Regimes: A Framework for the Comparative Analysis of Genomics Policy-Making” (with Michael Howlett). Policy and Society 28:4 (December 2009): 267-278.
  • “Hedonistic Consumerism: Patterns of Consumption in Modern Capitalism.” Review of Radical Political Economics 39:2 (June 2007): 173-200.


  • “Policy Consultants for Substance and Process: A Review of the Supply and Demand for Canadian Policy Consulting” (with Michael Howlett).  In Policy Consultancy in Comparative Perspective: Patterns, Nuances and Implications of the Contractor State, ed. Caspar van den Berg, Michael Howlett, Andrea Migone, Michael Howard, Frida Pemer, and Helen M. Gunter, 153-176. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019.
  • “From Procurement to the Commissioning of Public Services.” In Collaboration in Public Service Delivery: Promise and Pitfalls ed. Anka Kekez, Michael Howlett, M. Ramesh, 78-91. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2019.
  •  “Over-Promising and Under-Delivering: The Canadian Policy Style” (with Michael Howlett). In Policy Styles and Policy-Making: Exploring the Linkages, ed. Michael Howlett and Jale Tosun, 137-156. London: Routledge, 2018.
  • “The 'Lumpiness' Thesis Revisited: The Venues of Policy Work and the Distribution of Analytical Techniques in Canada” (with Michael Howlett, Seck Tan, Adam Wellstead, and Bryan Evans).  In Policy Analysis in Canada, 2nd ed., ed. Laurent Dobuzinskis and Michael Howlett, 49-68. Bristol: Policy Press, 2018.
  • “The Role of Policy Consultants: ‘Consultocracy’ or Business as Usual” (with Michael Howlett).  In Policy Work in Canada: Professional Practices and Analytical Capacities, ed. Michael Howlett, Adam Wellstead, and Jonathan Craft, 155-182. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017.
  • “Charles E. Lindblom, 'The Science of Muddling Through’” with Michael Howlett.  In Oxford Handbook of the Classics in Public Policy and Public Administration, ed. Martin Lodge, Edward C Page, and Steven J. Balla, 80-95. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.
  • “Policy Formulation, Policy Advice, and Policy Appraisal: The Distribution of Analytical Tools” (with Michael Howlett, Seck Tan, Adam Wellstead, and Bryan Evans).  In The Tools of Policy Formulation, ed. Andrew J. Jordan and John R. Turnpenny, 163-183. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015.
  • “A State of Permanent Corruption? Organizations and Practices as Catalysts for Italy’s Corruption Problem.” In Como Disminuir la Corrupción y Mejorar la Gobernabilidad en Países de Desarrollo, ed. María Ramos, Andy Hira, and Javier Serrudo, 87-106.   Sucre: ECORFAN, 2014.
  • “Participation in the Canadian Biotechnology Regulatory Regime” (with Michael Howlett). In Public Engagement and Emerging Technologies: Cultures, Contexts, and Challenges, ed. Kieran O’Doherty and Edna Einsiedel, 187-210.  Vancouver: UBC Press, 2012.
  • “Regulatory Life Cycles and Comparative Biotechnology Regulation: Analysing Regulatory Regimes in Space and Time” (with Michael Howlett).  In Regulating Next Generation Agri-Food BioTechnologies: Lessons from European, North American and Asian Experiences, ed. Michael Howlett and David Layock, 49-72.  London: Routledge, 2012.
  • “A Rational Expectations Analysis of Decision-Making.” In Psychology of Thinking, ed. David A. Contreras, 39-64. New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2010.
  • “Incrementalism.” In The Encyclopedia of Political Science, ed. George Thomas Kurian, James E. Alt, Simone Chambers, Geoffrey Garrett, Margaret Levi, and Paula D. McClain.  Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2010.
  • “Beyond Foxes and Lions: Machiavelli’s Discourse on Power and Leadership.” In Political Approaches to Educational Administration and Leadership, ed. Eugenie A Samier with Adam G. Stanley, 23-36. London: Routledge, 2008.
  • “Air Farce: Airline Policy in a Deregulatory Environment” (with Robert M. Campbell and Leslie A. Pal).  In The Real World of Canadian Politics: Cases in Processes and Politics, 4th ed., ed. Robert M. Campbell, Leslie A. Pal, and Michael Howlett, 81-154.  Peterborough: Broadview Press, 2004.
  • “Speaking Loudly and Using a Very Large Stick: Hardball Politics and Softwood Lumber” (with Robert M. Campbell and Leslie A. Pal).  In The Real World of Canadian Politics: Cases in Processes and Politics, 4th ed., ed. Robert M. Campbell, Leslie A. Pal, and Michael Howlett, 215-266. Peterborough: Broadview Press, 2004.
  • “Dimensions of Globalization. The Cultural and Institutional Novelties of the Global System.” In Global Turbulence: Instability in National and International Political Economy, ed. Stephen McBride, et al., 200-218.  New York, Kluwer Academic, 2003.
  • “Professioni e Associazioni Mediche in un Sistema di Common Law.” In L’Ordine Inutile? Gli Ordini Professionali in Italia, ed. Massimo Bonanni, 83-127.  Milano: Franco Angeli, 1998.
  • “Bar Associations e Law Societies: L’Avvocatura in Nord America.” In L’Ordine Inutile? Gli Ordini Professionali in Italia, ed. Massimo Bonanni, 163-195. Milano: Franco Angeli, 1998.


  • Review of The Decline of Politics: Governance, Globalization and The Public Sphere by Peter Marden (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003): pp. 286.  Canadian Journal of Political Science 38:1 (March 2005): 258-259.
  • Review of The Limits of Policy Change: Incrementalism, Worldview, and the Rule of Lawby Michael T. Hayes (Washington: Georgetown University Press, 2001): pp. 204.  Canadian Journal of Political Science 36:4 (September 2003): 931-932

Dr. Migone's research interests lie in public administration, procurement, government innovation, public sector renewal, political economy, Indigenous governance and policy advisory systems.