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Dr. Jacqueline Hayden

Assistant Professor (Political Science)

Dr Jacqueline Hayden was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland in 2013 for her research and contribution to the transition to democracy in Poland. She was a journalist and current affairs radio producer with RTE before returning to university (TCD) to study for a PhD. She currently teaches Politics and Irish Society (1st year) and Issues in Contemporary Politics (4th year). She has previously taught at UCD and DCU.
  Democratic Transition and Consolidation   Judicial activism   Polish Politics and Society   Politics of Eastern Europe   The role of institutions in transitions to democracy
 Voices from the Rubicon: Lessons from the Polish Transition to Democracy

Details Date From Date To
Political Studies Association; Midwest Political Science Association
Political Science Association of Ireland. American Political Science Association
Jacqueline Hayden, The Collapse of Communist Power in Poland: Strategic misperceptions and unanticipated outcomes , London, Routledge Curzon, 2006, Book, PUBLISHED
Jacqueline Hayden (with Kenneth Benoit), Institutional Change and Persistence: The Evolution of Poland's Electoral System, 1989-2001, The Journal of Politics, 66, (2), 2004, p396 - 427, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
The Media and the Campaign in, editor(s)Michael Gallagher, Michael Marsh and Paul Mitchell , , How Ireland Voted 2002, Hampshire, Palgrave Macmillan, 2003, [Jacqueline Hayden with Heinz Brandenburg], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Jacqueline Hayden, Explaining the Collapse of Communism in Poland: Strategic Misperceptions and Unanticipated Outcomes , The Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics, 17, (4), 2001, p108 - 129, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Jacqueline Hayden, Poles Apart: Solidarity and the New Poland, Dublin, Irish Academic Press, 1994, Book, PUBLISHED

Jacqueline Hayden , Lady G: A Biography of The Honourable Lady Goulding LL.D , Dublin, Townhouse Press,, 1994, Book, PUBLISHED


Award Date
1 Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland presented by President Komorowski at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw on June 4th 'for outstanding services rendered to the promotion of Poland's transition to democracy' - 2013 2013
. Political Science Association of Ireland Teaching and Learning Award - 2012
. Runner up - European Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Social Sciences and Humanities (Central European University, Budapest) - 2012 2012
. TCD Provost's Teaching and Learning Award - 2010 2010
Democratic theory, regime change, authoritarian persistence with a focus on former communist countries in East Central Europe.