Doctor Paschal Mihyo is a Tanzanian lawyer by profession, a Professor of Politics and Administrative Studies with LL.B., LL.M and a Ph.D. in public law from the University of Dar Es Salaam. He is currently Senior Research Fellow at the Policy Research for Development (REPOA) a think tank in Tanzania. He is a Visiting Professor of Development Studies at the University of Namibia and Adjunct Professor at the International University of Management in Namibia. He taught at the International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University in The Hague for 16 years where he was also Dean of Studies. Doctor Paschal was also Director of Research and Programs at the Association of African Universities in Accra, Ghana. He has published five books, co-edited eight books and published 46 journal articles on development issues.