Frank Fischer

Frank Fischer is professor of politics and global affairs at Rutgers University in the United States and teaches public policy and planning at the university´s  E. J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.  He is also a Senior Faculty Fellow at the University of Kassel in Germany, where he teaches global public policy, U.S. foreign policy, and comparative and global environmental politics, and Research Associate at the Centre for Environmental Policy Research at the Free University of Berlin.  In addition, he is co-organizer of the APSA Conference Group on Critical Policy Studies, a member of the Advisory Committee of the European Consortium of Political Research’s Standing Committee on Theoretical Perspectives in Policy Analysis.  He is also co-editor of the journal Critical Policy Studies and Public Policy Handbook Series Editor for Edgar Elgar Publishing.

His books include Democracy and Expertise: Reorienting Policy Inquiry (Oxford 2009), Reframing Public Policy: Discursive Politics and Deliberative Practices (Oxford 2002), Citizens, Experts and the Environment: The Politics of Local Knowledge (Duke 2000), Living with Nature: Environmental Politics as Cultural Discourse, co-edited with Maarten Hajer (Oxford 1999), Handbook of Public Policy Analysis: Theory, Politics and Methods, co-edited with S. Sidney and G. Miller (Taylor and Francis 2006), The Argumentative Turn Revisited: Public Policy as Communicative Practice (Duke 2012). His forthcoming books include­­­­­­­­­­­­­ “Handbook of Critical Policy Studies” (Elgar 2015) and “Climate Crisis and Ecological Democracy: Participatory Governance in Sustainable Communities.”