Michael P. Howlett

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Michael P. Howlett is the Burnaby Mountain Chair in the Department of Political Science at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC Canada and Yong Pung How Chair in the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore.[1] He specializes in comparative policy studies with a focus on resource and environmental policy-making.

He is the current Editor-in-Chief of Policy Sciences, the oldest journal internationally in the field of policy studies. He is also Editor of the Cambridge University Press series on Comparative Public Policy and is the Chair of Research Committee 30 (Comparative Public Policy) of the International Political Science Association.

Dr. Howlett has co-authored a leading text in the field, "Studying Public Policy: Policy Cycles and Policy Subsystems",[2] which is now entering its 4th Edition and has been translated into 10 languages.


  1. ^ "Michael Howlett". Simon Fraser University. Simon Fraser University. Retrieved 13 May 2017. 
  2. ^ Rochefort, David A. (June 1997). "Review: Studying Public Policy: Policy Cycles and Policy Subsystems. by Michael Howlett and M. Ramesh". The American Political Science Review. 91 (2): 455–456. doi:10.2307/2952394. Retrieved 13 May 2017.