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dr. Andrew Fischer

dr. Andrew Fischer

Academic Staff Unit

International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

Erasmus University Rotterdam

 

Associate Professor in Social Policy and Development Studies

 

T: +31 70 4260599

E: fischer@remove-this.iss.nl

Room: 4.28


 

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Professional experience

Associate Professor in Social Policy and Development Studies
University Erasmus University Rotterdam
School International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
Department Academic Staff Unit
Url http://www.iss.nl/fischer
   

Research

Dr. Andrew M. Fischer is Associate Professor of Social Policy and Development Studies at the Institute of Social Studies (ISS), and laureate of the European Research Council Starting Grant, which he won in the 2014 round. He is also the founding editor of a new book series recently signed with Oxford University Press entitled Critical Frontiers of International Development Studies.  

Dr. Fischer’s research and teaching are located at the intersections of development studies and social policy. His current ERC Starting Grant is on the political economy of externally financing social policy in developing countries, with a focus on the emerging social protection agenda among donors. The objective of the research is to deepen our understanding of the systemic political and economic challenges facing global redistribution towards poorer countries.

His earlier work on the impact of Chinese regional development policies in the Tibetan areas of Western China (encompassing five provinces) is also well known for its critical engagement with concepts of social exclusion and marginalisation within a context of rapid growth and socioeconomic transformation, viewed in particular through the interaction of changing education and employment systems.

At ISS, Dr. Fischer led the establishment of the MA major in Social Policy for Development, which he convened from 2012 to 2014. He also convened the specialisation in Poverty Studies and Policy Analysis from 2009 to 2012 and he is part of the Management Team of the Political Economy of Resources, Environment and Population research programme, representing the sub-theme on Critical Research in Social Policy. He has worked with and advised various multilateral agencies and NGOs, including UNRISD, UNW, UNDP, UNICEF, UNECOSOC, Amnesty International, and Human Rights Watch.  

More generally, he has over 25 years of experience working in or on developing countries, including in China, South Asia and Central America. He spent seven years living and working on education initiatives with refugees in South Asia prior to his PhD at the London School of Economics.

Publications

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  • Fischer, A.M. (2015). Economic Restructuring and Labor Market Reforms in Amdo, Qinghai: Insights into Contemporary Tibetan-Muslim Conflict. In M-P. Hille, B. Horlemann & P.K. Nietupski (Eds.), Muslims in Amdo Tibetan Society: Multidisciplinary Approaches (Studies in Modern Tibetan Culture) (pp. 207-227). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. http://hdl.handle.net/1765/79760
  • Fischer, A.M. (2015). mi 'bor (Tibetan translation of 'Population'). In A-M. Blondeau & K. Buffetrille (Eds.), bod don dag skyel, rgya nag gzhung gi dri gzhi brgya la dris lan (Tibetan translation of Authenticating Tibet: Answers to China's 100 Questions) (Lo rgyus deb 'phreng, 18) (pp. 217-254). Dharamsala, H.P., India: Library of Tibetan Works and Archives (original by University of California Press). http://hdl.handle.net/1765/79160
  • Fischer, A.M. (2015). dpal 'byor kong 'phel (Tibetan translation of 'Economic Development'). In A-M. Blondeau & K. Buffetrille (Eds.), bod don dag skyel, rgya nag gzhung gi dri gzhi brgya la dris lan (Tibetan translation of Authenticating Tibet: Answers to China's 100 Questions) (Lo rgyus deb 'phreng, 18) (pp. 389-463). Dharamsala, H.P., India: Library of Tibetan Works and Archives (original by University of California Press). http://hdl.handle.net/1765/79161
  • Fischer, A.M. (2014). Labour Transitions and Social Inequalities in Tibet and Xinjiang: a comparative analysis of the structural foundations of discrimination and protest. In T Brox & I Bellér-Hann (Eds.), On the Fringes of the Harmonious Society: Tibetans and Uyghurs in Socialist China (NIAS Studies in Asian Topics) (pp. 29-67). Copenhagen: NIAS Press. http://hdl.handle.net/1765/50116[go to publisher's site]
  • Fischer, A.M. (2014). The Social Value of Employment and the Redistributive Imperative for Development. In K Malik (Ed.), Safeguarding Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities, Building Resistance (pp. 81-149). New York: UNDP Human Development Report Office.
  • Fischer, A.M. (2013). The Political within the Depoliticised: Poverty Measurement and Implicit Agendas in the MDGs. In M Langford, A Sumner & A.E. Yamin (Eds.), The MDGs and Human Rights: Past, Present and Future (pp. 119-142). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. http://hdl.handle.net/1765/50253
  • Fischer, A.M. (2012). The perils of paradigm maintenance in the face of crisis. In P. Utting, S. Razavi & R. Buchholz (Eds.), The global crisis and transformative social change (pp. 43-62). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. http://hdl.handle.net/1765/38502
  • Fischer, A.M. (2012). Introduction. In K. Bauer, G. Childs, S. Craig & A.M. Fischer (Eds.), Development transitions: land, labor and social policy in Tibet (pp. vi-x). Kathmandu: Himal Books (for Association of Nepal and Himalayan Studies). http://himalbooks.com/shop/products/Development-Transitions%3A-Land,-Labor-and-Social-Policy-in-Tibet.html
  • Fischer, A.M. (2012). The great transformation of Tibet? Rapid labor transitions in time of rapid growth in the Tibet Autonomous Region. In K. Bauer, G. Childs, S. Craig & A.M. Fischer (Eds.), Development transitions: land, labor and social policy in Tibet (pp. 124-157). Kathmandu: Himal Books (for Association of Nepal and Himalayan Studies). http://himalbooks.com/shop/products/Development-Transitions%3A-Land,-Labor-and-Social-Policy-in-Tibet.html
  • Fischer, A.M. (2011). Chinese savings gluts or northern financialisation? The ideological expediency of crisis narratives. In P.A.G. Bergeijk, A..de Haan & R..van.der Hoeven (Eds.), The financial crisis and developing countries : a global multidisciplinary perspective (pp. 85-100). Cheltenham [etc.]: Edward Elgar Publishing. http://hdl.handle.net/1765/32989
  • Fischer, A.M. (2008). Population. In Anne-Marie Blondeau & Katia Buffetrille (Eds.), Authenticating Tibet: Answers to China's One-Hundred Questions (pp. 133-155). Berkeley: University of California Press. http://hdl.handle.net/1765/23717
  • Fischer, A.M. (2008). Livelihood of the people. In Anne-Marie Blondeau & Katia Buffetrille (Eds.), Authenticating Tibet: Answers to China's One-Hundred Questions (pp. 298-301). Berkeley: University of California Press. http://hdl.handle.net/1765/23718
  • Fischer, A.M. (2008). Tibet. In Sara Daniel (Ed.), Guerres D'aujourd'hui: Pourquoi ces conflits? Peut-on les resoudre? (pp. 407-453) Paris: Editions De La Villa.
  • Fischer, A.M. (2008). Economic development. In Anne-Marie Blondeau & Katia Buffetrille (Eds.), Authenticating Tibet: Answers to China's One-Hundred Questions (pp. 239-279). Berkeley: University of California Press. http://hdl.handle.net/1765/23716
  • Fischer, A.M. (2008). The Muslim Cook, the Tibetan Client, his Lama and their Boycott: Modern religious discourses of anti-Muslim economic activism in Amdo. In Toni Huber & Fernanda Pirie (Eds.), Conflict and social order in Tibet and Inner Asia (pp. 159-192). Leiden: Brill.
  • Fischer, A.M. (2008). Population. In Anne-Marie Blondeau & Katia Buffetrille (Eds.), Authenticating Tibet: Answers to China's One-Hundred Questions. Berkeley: University of California Press.
  • Fischer, A.M. & Kothari, U. (Eds.). (2011). Journal of International Development.
  • Bauer, K., Childs, G., Fischer, A.M. & Craig, S. (Eds.). (2011). Himalaya. The Journal of the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies, 30(1-2).
  • Fischer, A.M. & Kothari, U. (Eds.). (2011). Journal of International Development, 2011(virtual issue: Resillience in an unequal capitalist world).[go to publisher's site]
  • Fischer, A.M. & Kothari, U. (Eds.). (2011). Journal of International Development, 23(6 (special issue for DSA 2010)).
  • Wood, G., Kothari, U. & Fischer, A.M. (Eds.). (2010). Journal of International Development, 23(6).
  • Wood, G., Kothari, U. & Fischer, A.M. (Eds.). (2010). Journal of International Development.
  • Fischer, A.M. (Ed.). (2009). DevISSues, 11(1).
  • Fischer, A.M., Bauer, Ken & Childs, Geoff (Eds.). (2008). Journal of International Association of Tibetan Studies, 2008(4).