1. Introduction: Procurement and Politics—The Defence Policy Consensus or Aligning Strategy and Policy Is Necessary But Not Automatic.2. Procuring Advanced Weapon Systems and Platforms: Four Types of Procurement Considered. 3. Failure Where Alignment is Lacking: Type 26 Frigate Procurement Processes in Australia Versus Canada, 1990–2022.4. The Significance of Politicization: The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Procurement Processes in Canada and Australia, 2000–2022.5. Analysis: Military Platform Procurement Strategies and the Need for Political and Doctrinal Alignment in Type 4 Purchases.6. Conclusion: Lessons from Military Procurement for Procurement Studies.
Andrea Migone is Assistant Professor at Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada. He has worked both in academia and the public service in the area of public policy, procurement and public administration.
Alexander Howlett is a Researcher at the Canadian War Studies Association. His research interests include military and naval history.
Michael Howlett is Burnaby Mountain
Professor and Canada Research Chair in the Department of
Political Science at Simon Fraser University, Canada. He
specializes in public policy analysis, political economy, and
resource and environmental policy.