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Prof. Dr. Frank Fischer

Affiliate Scholar

Frank Fischer is affiliate scholar at the IASS Potsdam. Until 2015 he served as Distinguished Professor of Politics and Global Affairs at Rutgers University (USA). Currently, he is also a research scholar in the Department of Agricultural Policy Politics at Humboldt University in Berlin. He is co-editor of the journal Critical Policy Studies. In addition to lecturing around the world on environmental politics and policy analysis, he has published 17 books and many essays. The books include Citizens, Experts and the Environment (2000), Democracy and Expertise: Reorienting Policy Inquiry (2009), and Climate Crisis and the Democratic Prospect (2017). Currently, he is working on environmental democracy, deliberative environmental policy analysis, and the relationship between post-truth politics and climate denial. He has conducted field research in the US, Germany, India, Nepal, and Thailand on citizen participation and local ecological knowledge. He has received numerous awards, including the Harold Lasswell Award for contributions to Public Policy Scholarship and the Aaron Wildavsky APSA Award for Enduring Contributions to the Field of Public Policy Studies.

  • Policy Analysis
  • Participation
  • Environment and Democracy