Dr Hyden speaking at Nobel Symposium on Democracy
Message: This is my last semester in the Department before retiring. (posted January 2008)
Current Position: Distinguished Professor of Political Science
Research Interests: Democratization in a comparative perspective with special emphasis on Africa; governance and sustainable development; the role of foreign aid agencies in national development in
Courses and Seminars taught: (for further details see syllabi below)
undergraduate level: Introduction to Comparative Politics
Democratization in Global Perspective
graduate level: Development Administration
Comparative Policy Analysis
Democratization and Regime Transition
Education: Fil. Dr. (Ph.D),
Professional Career: Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of Florida since 1999; Professor of Political Science at the University of Florida 1986-99; before that Social Science Program Officer and Representative of the Ford Foundation in Eastern and Southern Africa, based in Nairobi 1978-85; Senior Lecturer and subsequently Professor of Political Science, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 1971-77; Lecturer and subsequently Senior Lecturer in Government, University of Nairobi, Kenya 1968-71; Visiting Lecturer in Political Science and Public Administration, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda 1965-66.
Other Relevant Professional Merits: Evaluator of Swedish Political Science on behalf of the Swedish Humanities and Social Science Research Council 2000-01; President of the African Studies Association (U.S.) 1995; member of Editorial Board of the Encyclopedia of Sub-Saharan Africa 1991-97; Interim Director of the Center for African Studies, University of Florida, 1994-96. Consultant to a number of international organizations: UNICEF, UNDP, World Bank, African Development Bank, Economic Commission for Africa, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), Norwegian Agency for Development (NORAD), and Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Danida). Main Publications: African Politics in Comparative Perspective, Cambridge University Press 2006; Making Sense of Governance: Empirical Evidence from Sixteen Developing Countries, co-authored with Julius Court and Kenneth Mease, Lynne Rienner Publishers 2004; Development and Democracy: What Do We Know and How? co-edited with Ole Elgstrom, Routledge 2002; Constitution-Making and Democratization in Africa, co-edited with Denis Venter, Africa Institute of South Africa Press 2001; African Perspectives on Governance, co-edited with H.W.O. Okoth Ogendo and Dele Olowu, Africa World Press 1999; Agencies in Foreign Aid: Comparing China, Sweden and the United States in Tanzania 1965-1995, co-edited with Rwekaza Mukandala, Macmillan 1999; Human Rights and Governance in Africa, co-edited with Ronald Cohen and Winston Nagan, University Press of Florida 1993; Population Growth and Agricultural Change, co-edited with Billie L. Turner and Robert W. Kates, University Press of Florida 1993; Governance and Politics in Africa, co-edited with Michael Bratton, Lynne Rienner Publishers 1992; No Shortcuts to Progress, University of California Press and Heinemann 1983; Beyond Ujamaa in Tanzania: Underdevelopment and an Uncaptured Peasantry, University of California Press and Heinemann 1980; Efficiency versus Distribution in East African Cooperatives, East African Literature Bureau 1973; Political Development in Rural Tanzania, East African Publishing House 1969.
Course SyllabiCPO 2001. Introduction to Comparative Politics