Prof. Severine Mushamba Rugumamu

Professor, Institute of Development Studies University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Since 1997.

Responsible for teaching and supervising undergraduate and graduate students in Development Studies, Public Policy Analysis, Theories of Conflict and Conflict Resolution, and  Development.


Dr. Severine Rugumamu, previously Executive Secretary, African Association of Political Science (AAPS), Pretoria, South Africa is a professor of Development Studies, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Born in Bukoba, Tanzania, he holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Maryland, College Park. Before taking up the job as Executive Secretary, he was both a professor at the University of Dar es Salaam, and the Director, University of Dar Es Salaam Consultancy Bureau. Previously, he served also as visiting professor, University of Maryland, College Park; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; and at Bennett College in the United States. Professor Rugumamu is a regular consultant to UN Agencies, the African Capacity Building Foundation, the African Union, African Regional Economic Communities, Pan-African Parliament, sub-Regional and National Parliaments, the Government of Tanzania, and the Tanzania private sector. He is currently Special Advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. He is fluent in English and French.



  • Books
  • With Koponen et al. Finnish Value-Added: Boon or Bane to Aid Effectiveness? Helsinki: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2012.


  • Globalization Demystified: Africa’s Possible Development Futures. Dar es Salaam: Dar es Salaam University Press, 2005.


  • Globalization, Democracy and Development in Africa: Challenges and Possibilities. Addis Ababa: OSSREA, 2001.


  • Civil Service Reforms in Tanzania: Proceedings of the National Symposium. Dar es Salaam: TUKI Publication, 1998.


  • Lethal Aid: The Illusion of Socialism and Self-Reliance in Tanzania. Trenton, N.J: Africa World Press, 1997.


  • Leading Issues in Development Studies: A Reader. Dar es Salaam: Dar es Salaam Dar es Salaam University Press, 1997.



  • Articles and Chapters
  • “Capacity Development in Fragile Environments: Insights from Parliaments in Africa”, World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development 7 (2, 3, 4) 2011:111-175.


  • “Does the UN Peacebuilding Commission Change the Mode of Peacebuilding in Africa? FES Briefing Paper 8 June 2009.


  • “Parliamentary Networking as an Instrument of Capacity Building: Evidence from East Africa” Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences 2 (1) 2009:5-26.


  • “Aid and Underdevelopment: Toward an Emancipatory International Development Cooperation Regime” in Gould, J and A. Siitonen (Eds) Anomalies of Aid: A Festschrift for Juhani Koponen. Helsinki: Institute of Development Studies 2007:23-44.


  • “US-Africa Relations: Peacekeeping Operations in Africa” in Rothchild and E.Keller (Eds). US-Africa Relations in Post-Cold War Period. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 2005:43-69.


  • “Foreign Aid, Grassroots Participation and Poverty Alleviation in Tanzania: The HESAWA Fiasco” in Kikula, I. et al. (Eds). Researching Poverty in Tanzania: Problems, Policies and Perspectives. Dar es Salaam: Mkuki na Nyota Publishers, 2005:277-330.


  • “Globalization and Marginalization in Euro-African Relations in the 21st Century” in Ikubolajeh Logan, B (Ed). Globalization, the Third World State and Poverty Alleviation. Aldershot: Ashgate 2002:31-46.


  • “Globalization and Africa’s Future: Toward Structural Stability, Integration and Sustainable Development”, AAPS Occasional Paper Series 5 2 2001.


  • State Sovereignty and Intervention in Africa” in Conflict Trends 4 2001:20-27.


  • “Africa’s Debt Bondage: A Case for Total Cancellation” in Eastern African Social Science Research Review 17 (1) 2001: 31-52.


  • “Conflict Management in Africa: Diagnosis of Current Practices and Future Prospects”: in Rugumamu, S et al. (Eds). Globalization, Democracy and Development: Challenges and Possibilities. Addis Ababa: OSSREA. 2001:40-74.


  • “New Partnership Agreement Between ACP and EU: unresolved Issues” Cooperation South # 2 2000:51-63.


  • “EU-ACP Partnership: An Appraisal” in Cooperation South # 2 December 1999: 45-56.


  • “Entrepreneurship Development in Africa: Some Reflections from Africa” in L. Kinunda-Rutashobya and D. Olomi (Eds). African Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development. Dar es Salaam, DUP, 1999:64-84.


  • “Foreign Aid and the Poverty Menace in Tanzania: An overview of Recent Experiences” in Prah, K (Ed). Political and Economic and Socio-Economic Development Responses in Africa. Cape Town: CASAS, 1999:26-48.


  • “Globalization, Liberalization and Africa’s Marginalization” AAPS Occasion Paper Series 3 (1) 1999:1-33.


  • “Merit Criteria for Aid Allocation: Tanzania Perspectives on EU-ACP Partnership Proposals” in ECDPM Working Paper # 50 1997.


  • “The Green Paper: Myths, Facts and Neglected Details” ECDPM Working Paper # 24 1997.


  • “Peace and Security in Southern Africa: The Management of Non-Military Conflicts” IDS Special Papers #15 1997.


  • “Lethal Aid: The Illusion of Socialism and Self-Reliance in Tanzania” in Rugumamu, S (Ed). Leading Issues in Development Studies: A Reader. Dar es Salaam: DUP Press, 1997:365-395.


  • Technology Transfer through Technical Cooperation: The case of Tanzania.  OSSREA Research Report Series No. 2 1996.


  • “Biotechnology in Tanzania” in Juma, C. and Mugabe, J. and Kimei-Mbote (Eds). Coming to Life: Biotechnology in Africa’s Economic Recovery. Nairobi and London: African Center for Technology Studies and Zed Press, 1995:125-145.


  • “New Security Threats in Africa: An Overview at the End of the Millennium”, Working Paper Series. Center for Foreign Policy Studies. Dalhousie University, Canada, 1994.


  • “Foreign Assistance and Agricultural Research and Development in Tanzania: Some Policy Issues”, in S. Breth (Ed). Issues in African Rural Development. Arlington, Virginia: Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development. 1994: 1994:169-184.


  • “Post-Cold War Peace and Security Prospects in Southern Africa. SAPES Occasional Paper Series # 5 1993.


  • “Foreign Assistance Dependence in Tanzania: The Case of a Besieged State” in Bagachwa, M.S.D and A. Mbele (Eds). Economic Policy Under Multi-Party System in Tanzania. Dar es Salaam: Dar es Salaam University Press, 1993:178-197.


  • “Technical Cooperation and Development in Tanzania: The Missing Link” African Association of Political Science Newsletter #12 1993:7-10.


  • “External Debt Servicing and Environmental Degradation: The Case of Tanzania” in Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review 9 (2) 1993:47-61.


  • “Technical Cooperation as an Instrument of Technology Transfer: Some Evidence from Tanzania” The European Journal of Development Research 4 (1) 1992:81-96.


  • "Technical Cooperation Administration in Tanzania: Unresolved Policy Issues” The African Review 19 (1&2) 1992:78-97.


  • “National Security in Africa: Problems of Analysis” Southern African Political Economy Monthly 5 (2) 1991:51-52.


  • “Investment Regulation in Tanzania: Unaddressed Issues” in Turok, B (Ed). Debt and Democracy Vol. 3. London: Institute of African Alternatives. 1991:168-180.


  • “National Security Dilemma in Africa: Setting the Record Straight” Tanzania Journal of Development Studies 1 (1) 1991:64-77.


  • “Technology Licensing in a Policy Vacuum” Kanuya, A. and S. Chambua (Eds). Bargaining Techniques in the Transfer of Technology. EATPS/IDS Publication: University of Dar es Salaam, 1989:88-99.


  • “Internationalization of Capital: The Textile Industry in Tanzania,” The Review of Radical Political Economics 24 (4) 1989:54-74.


  • “State Regulation of Foreign Investment in Tanzania: An Assessment” Africa Development 13 (4) 1988:5-28.


  • “Local Bargaining Capabilities with Transnational Corporations” Uongozi: Journal of Development Management 1 (2) 1982:14-27.




  • Book Reviews


  • Allies in Adversity: Frontline States in Southern African Security. By G. Khadiagala in Choice 34 (7) 1995:1520.


  • Somalia and Operation Restore Hope: Reflections on Peacemaking and Peacekeeping. By J. Hirsch and R. Oakley in Choice 34 (1) 1995:360.


  • Limited Choices: A Political Struggle for Socialism and Self-Reliance by D. McHenry in Choice 32 (8) 1995:1372.


  • The Benefits of Famine: A Political Economy of Famine in Southwestern Sudan by D. Keen in Choice 32 (4) 1993:659.


  • Tanzania: Limits to Development from Above by J. Havbevinik in Choice 31 (1&2) 1994:304.


  • Silent Revolution in Africa by F. Cheru in Review of Radical Political Economics 25 (3) 1993:150-152.


  • Superpower Rivalry in the Horn of Africa by S. Makinda in the Canadian Journal of African Studies 24 (1) 1990: 124-125.