Profile: Frank Fischer

Professor Emeritus

Department of Political Science
  • Departments

    Political Science, Division of Global Affairs and Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

  • Associated Programs

    E. J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Division of Global Affairs

  • Education

    Indiana University, BA

    New York University PhD

  • Publications

    Citizens, Experts and the Environment: The Politics of Local Knowledge (Duke 2000),

    Reframing Public Policy: Discursive Politics and Deliberative Practices (Oxford 2003),

    Handbook of Public Policy Analysis: Theory, Politics and Methods. co-edited with M. Sydney and G. Miller (Taylor and Francis 2006,

    Democracy and Expertise: Reorienting Policy Inquiry (Oxford 2009)

    The Argumentative Turn Revisited: Public Policy as Communicative Practice, co-edited with H. Gottweis (Duke 2012)


    Also see personal website for a more detailed list.


  • Research Initiatives

    The Politics of climate change, scientific expertise and democratic governance

  • Subjects Taught

    Environmental politics and policy, public policy analysis,

    American politics, US foreign policy

  • Awards

    Aaron Wildavsky book award, Harold Lasswell award for scholarly contributions to the field of public  policy.

  • Expertise

    Environmental policy and public policy, American politics, including foreign policy, public policy analysis