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Frank Fischer is Distinguished Professor of Politics and Global Affairs at Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey in the United States.  He teaches environmental politics and policy, public policy analysis, U.S. politics and foreign policy and economic policymaking on the Newark campus and public policy and planning at the E. J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy on the New Brunswick campus.  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 in the M.A. program on Globalisierung und Politik. In addition, he is Research Associate at the Centre for Environmental Policy Research at the Free University 
of Berlin.
Currently he is KIVA Gastprofessor at the Technical University of Darmstadt in the Department of Political Science. 
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, a member of the Advisor Council of the Interpretive Policy Analysis Conference Group, and Co-Vice Chairperson, Research Committee on Public Policy and Administration, International Political Science Association

He is also co-editor of the journal Critical Policy Studies, published by Routledge.  and Policy Series Handbook Editor for Edward Elgar Publisher.

He has received a number of awards, including an Aaron Wildavsky book award and the Policy Studies Organization's Harold Lasswell award for scholarship in the field of public policy, a Charles Taylor book award at APSA, and one for excellence in teaching.
The author of numerous books and articles, he is currently he is working on a book dealing the challenges the climate change crisis poses for democratic governance.  He has also recently co-edited with Herbert Gottweis “The Argumentative Turn Revisited: Public Policy as Communicative Practice” (2012). 
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