Elder, Claire. 2023. When Diaspora Rule the Homeland: The Real Political Economy of Return and Investment in Somalia and Other Fragile States (Finalised manuscript, submitted for review).
Book Workshop July 2022 with Fiona Adamson (SOAS), Jonathon Fischer (Birmingham), Yoni Abrahamsen (Hebrew University), David Mwambari (KCL), and Gerasimos Tsourpas (Glasgow),
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
Elder, Claire. 2023. ‘Global Fragilities: How Violent Pluralities, Diaspora Transnationalism and Liberal Interventionism Build Weak States in World Politics’. International Studies Review (Under review, revised submitted).
Elder, Claire. 2022. ‘Logistics Contracts: The Making of Intra-Elite Conflict and State Failure in Somalia’. African Affairs 121, 484 (July): 395–417.
Elder, Claire. 2021. ‘Somaliland’s Authoritarian Turn: New Perspectives on Oligarchic-Corporate Power and the Political Economy of De Facto States’. International Affairs 97, no. 6 (November): 1749–1765.
Winner, SSPS Early Career Prize, 2023.
Elder, Claire, and Tobias Hagmann. 2023. ‘Making the Somali Economy: Trade Corridors, Economic Sectors and Business Networks’. In Trade Makes States: Governing the Greater Somali Economy, edited by Tobias Hagmann and Finn Stepputat. London: Hurst Publishers (in press).
Elder, Claire. 2022. Foreign Policy, Political Deal-Making and Diaspora Rentierism: Lessons from the Horn of Africa. International Studies Perspective (accepted, online November 2022).
Elder, Claire. ‘The Nature of (Corporate) Power in Fragile States: Making Room for Politics and Ideology in the Study of Private Governance’ (under peer review).
Elder, Claire, and Alex de Waal. ‘Rethinking the “Political Marketplace” and Post-war Politics’ (in progress).
Elder, Claire, Jon Schubert and Fabio Mattioli. ‘Brutal Economies: Applying African Insights to the Political Economy of Neo-Authoritarianism’ (in progress).
Kaldor, Mary, Radice, Henry, De Waal, Alex, Benson, Matthew, Detzner, Sarah, Elder, Claire, Hoffmann, Kasper, Ibreck, Rachel, Majid, Nisar, Morgan, Azaria, Mehchy, Zaki, Rangelov, Iavor, Sarkar, Aditya, Spatz, Benjamin J., Theros, Marika, Turkmani, Rim, Vlassenroot, Koen and Watkins, Jessica. 2020. Evidence from the Conflict Research Programme: submission to the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy. Conflict Research Programme, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.
Majid, Nisar, Aditya Sarkar, Claire Elder, Khalif Abdirahman, Sarah Detzner, Jared Miller and Alex De Waal. 2021. 'Somalia’s Politics: The Usual Business? A Synthesis Paper of the Conflict Research Programme'. Conflict Research Programme, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.
Elder, Claire, J Meester and A Uzelac. 2019. ‘Transnational Capital in Somalia: Blue Desert Strategy’. Conflict Research Unit: Working Paper Series on Fragile States, Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael.
Elder, Claire, and A Hoffman. 2017. ‘Somalia’s Business Elites and Regional Political Settlements’. Conflict Research Unit: Working Paper Series on Fragile States, Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael and the World Bank.