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Prof. Dr. Frank Fischer


Senior Research Associate

Frank Fischer is Distinguished Professor of Politics and Global Affairs at Rutgers University. He is co-editor of Critical Policy Studies journal published by Routledge and Handbook of Public Policy Series editor for Edward Elgar. In addition to widely lecturing around the world on environmental politics and policy, he has published 15 books and numerous essays. These include Living with Nature: Environmental Politics as Cultural Discourse, co-edited with Maarten Hajer (Oxford 1999), Citizens, Experts and the Environment: The Politics of Local Knowledge (Duke 2000), Reframing Public Policy: Discursive Politics and Deliberative Practices (Oxford 2003), Democracy and Expertise: Reorienting Policy Inquiry (Oxford 2009), and The Argumentative Turn Revisited: Public Policy as Communicative Practice, co-edited with Herbert Gottweis (Duke 2012).  In addition to research in the United States and Germany, he has conducted field research on environmental policy in India and Nepal, with a focus on citizen participation and local ecological knowledge. Currently, he is writing a book on climate change crisis and environmental democracy (Oxford, forthcoming 2014). Further information can be found at https://sites.google.com/site/fischeracademics/home.