Robert Fisher

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Robert Fisher, Ph.D., "is a Professor of Community Organization and Director of the Undergraduate Tri-Campus Urban and Community Studies Program. Bob teaches courses in community organizing, macro foundation methods, and urban and community studies . He also teaches in the Tri-Campus undergraduate program. Bob's areas of specialization include community organizing, urban policy, social movements and theory, and social welfare history." [1] CV

Articles, Books, and Book Chapters

  • The People Shall Rule: ACORN, Community Organizing, and the Struggle for Economic Justice. Robert Fisher, editor. Vanderbilt University Press, September, 2009.
  • “What ACORN and the New Right Can Teach Us About Current Trends in Community Organizing.” Robert Fisher and Sally Tamarkin., Social Policy 39/1. Spring, 2009. 48-50.
  • Settlement Houses Under Siege: The Struggle to Sustain Community Organizations in New York City , with Michael Fabricant. ( Columbia University Press, 2002).
  • Social Work and Community in a Private World: Getting Out in Public , co-authored with Howard Karger (Longman, 1997).
  • Let The People Decide: Neighborhood Organizing in America Updated Edition (Twayne, 1994, First Edition, 1984).
  • Mobilizing the Community: Local Politics in a Global Era , co-edited with Joe Kling (Urban Affairs Annual Reviews Series, Sage, 1993).
  • Community Organization for Urban Social Change: A Historical Perspective , co_edited with Peter Romanofsky (Greenwood Press, 1981)

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  1. Robert Fisher, uconn, accessed September 29, 2009.
  2. About, Social Policy, accessed September 29, 2009.