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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 Population, Poverty 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 Population, Poverty 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

Much of my applied focus over the last twelve years has been on regional development strategies in the minority areas of Western China. While continuing this work on China, the major focus of my current research is on the imperative and challenges of redistribution in contemporary development, examined through a broad political economy understanding of redistribution. More generally, my research and teaching revolve around marginalised and/or disadvantaged peoples, including issues of poverty, inequality, social exclusion, disadvantage, discrimination, and social conflict, and how these are affected by various patterns of economic growth and modes of social integration and provisioning. This includes a sub-specialisation in population studies and demography, which I draw upon as a lens to understand new forms of poverty emerging within the context of rural-urban transitions. Parallel to this, I also work on the macroeconomic repercussions of aid and on the history of economic development thought.

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Publications

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  • 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.[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.
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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). 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.
  • 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. (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. & Kothari, U. (Eds.). (2011). Journal of International Development, 23(6 (special issue for DSA 2010)).
  • 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]
  • Wood, G., Kothari, U. & Fischer, A.M. (Eds.). (2010). Journal of International Development.
  • Wood, G., Kothari, U. & Fischer, A.M. (Eds.). (2010). Journal of International Development, 23(6).
  • 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).
  • Fischer, A.M. (2009). The Perils of Paradigm Maintenance in the Face of Crisis. In UNRISD conference on the “Social and Political Dimensions of the Global Crisis: Implications for Developing Countries". Geneva: UNRISD.
  • Fischer, A.M. (2012). Reviving the capital controversies for poverty studies: post-Keynesian perspectives and the fallacy of productivity reductionism. Heterodox Economics Perspectives on Poverty: City University London, London, UK (2012, november 16).
  • Fischer, A.M. (2012). The changing grounds of aid effectiveness: implications of OECD aid as a financial flow amidst global imbalances. OECD/LSE Seminar: 'The OECD Development Assistance Committee: Looking towards the future. What can we learn from the past?': London School of Economics, London, UK (2012, december 06).
  • Fischer, A.M. (2011). Demographic perspectives on agrarian transformations and 'surplus populations': supply-side banalities versus redistributive imperatives. Agrarian transformation and surplus population in the global South: revisting agraian questions and labour, closed workshop IDAS-LDPI: The Hague (2011, mei 02).
  • Fischer, A.M. (2011). The demographic imperative of scaling up social protection. Social protection for social justice, Centre for Social Protection, Institute Development Studies: Brighton (2011, april 13 - 2011, april 15).
  • Fischer, A.M. (2011). The implications of aid as a financial flow amidst global imbalances. Conference: Rethinking development in an age of scarcity and uncertainty, York University: York (2011, september 19 - 2011, september 22).
  • Fischer, A.M. (2011). The great transformation of Tibet and Xinjiang. Conference: Challenging the harmonious society: Tibetans and Uyghurs in socialist China, Nordic Institute of Asian Studies: Copenhagen (2011, mei 20 - 2011, mei 21).
  • Fischer, A.M. (2008). Looking to the Pioneers for a Path through the Meta-Narratives: structuralist insights for current debates on aid and development" (Paper presented at Conference on Development 's Invisible Hands held at UK Development Studies Association, London, 8 November 2008). Conference on Development's Invisible Hands, UK Development Studies Association London: (2008, november 08).
  • Fischer, A.M. (2007). A theory of polarisation,exclusion and conflict within disempowered development: the case of contemporary Tibet in China. Doctoral thesis: London.