Mercer, Claire

Dr Claire Mercer  

Department

Position held

Associate Professor in Human Geography

 

Experience keywords:

Africa; NGOs; Tanzania; civil society; development ; diaspora ; middle class; migration

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Claire Mercer's research has been concerned with the consequences of the pursuit of ‘development’ in sub-Saharan Africa. Over the last two decades she has undertaken research in Tanzania and, more recently, Cameroon, and has published on the changing character and work of associational life (NGOs, hometown associations), partnerships in development, and the geographies of the African diaspora. She is currently working on new research on the middle classes, domestic architecture and suburban space in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Policy and Regulatory Bodies

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Africa; Cameroon; Tanzania

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7107 5352

Publications

2017

Mercer, Claire (2017) Landscapes of extended ruralisation: postcolonial suburbs in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 42 (1). 72-83. ISSN 0020-2754

2014

Mercer, Claire (2014) Middle class construction: domestic architecture, aesthetics and anxieties in Tanzania Journal of Modern African Studies, 52 (02). 227-250. ISSN 0022-278X

Mercer, Claire (2014) Middle class construction: domestic architecture, aesthetics and anxieties in Tanzania Journal of Modern African Studies, 52 (02). 227-250. ISSN 0022-278X

Mercer, Claire (2014) Middle class construction: domestic architecture, aesthetics and anxieties in Tanzania Journal of Modern African Studies, 52 (2). 227-250. ISSN 0022-278X

2013

Mercer, Claire (2013) Editorial Review of African Political Economy, 40 (137). 341-342. ISSN 0305-6244

Mercer, Claire and Green, Maia (2013) Making civil society work: contracting, cosmopolitanism and community development in Tanzania Geoforum, 45. 106-115. ISSN 0016-7185

2012

Mercer, Claire (2012) The privatisation of aid? Review of African Political Economy, 131. 145-147. ISSN 0305-6244

Bush, Ray and Mercer, Claire (2012) The revolution in permanence Review of African Political Economy, 39 (133). 401-407. ISSN 0305-6244

Green, Maia and Mercer, Claire and Mesaki, Simeon (2012) Faith in forms: civil society evangelism and development in Tanzania Development in Practice, 22 (5-6). 721-734. ISSN 0961-4524

Page, Ben and Mercer, Claire (2012) Why do people do stuff?: reconceptualizing remittance behaviour in diaspora-development research and policy Progress in Development Studies, 12 (1). 1-18. ISSN 1464-9934

Green, Maia and Kothari, Uma and Mercer, Claire and Mitlin, Diana (2012) Saving, spending, and future-making: time, discipline, and money in development Environment and Planning A, 44 (7). 1641-1656. ISSN 0308-518X

2011

Bush, Ray and Martiniello, Giuliano and Mercer, Claire (2011) Humanitarian imperialism Review of African Political Economy, 38 (129). 357-365. ISSN 0305-6244

Jennings, Michael and Mercer, Claire (2011) Rehabilitating nationalisms: conviviality and national consciousness in postcolonial Tanzania Politique Africaine, 121. 87-106. ISSN 0244-7827

2010

Page, Ben and Mercer, Claire (2010) Diasporas and development In: Knott, Kim and McLoughlin, Sean, (eds.) Diasporas: Concepts, Intersections, Identies. Zed Books, London, UK, 102-106. ISBN 9781842779477

Harrison, Graham and Mercer, Claire (2010) Demanding development Review of African Political Economy, 37 (124). 119-121. ISSN 0305-6244

Green, Maia and Mercer, Claire and Mesaki, Simeon (2010) The development activities, values and performance of non-governmental and faith-based organizations in Magu and Newala districts, Tanzania Religions and development working papers, 49-2010. Religions and Development Research Programme Consortium, Birmingham, UK. ISBN 9780704427884

Mercer, Claire and Page, Ben (2010) African home associations in Britain: between political belonging and moral conviviality African Diaspora, 3 (1). 110-130. ISSN 1872-5457

Page, Ben and Evans, Martin and Mercer, Claire (2010) Revisiting the politics of belonging in Cameroon Africa, 80 (3). 345-370. ISSN 0001-9720

2009

Page, Ben and Mercer, Claire and Evans, Martin (2009) Introduction: African transnationalisms and diaspora networks Global Networks, 9 (2). 137-140. ISSN 1470-2266

Mercer, Claire and Page, Ben and Evans, Martin (2009) Unsettling connections: transnational networks, development and African home associations Global Networks, 9 (2). 141-161. ISSN 1470-2266

2008

Mercer, Claire and Page, Ben and Evans, Martin (2008) Development and the African diaspora: place and the politics of home Zed Books, London, UK. ISBN 9781842779002

2006

Mercer, Claire (2006) Telecentres and transformations: modernising Tanzania through the internet African Affairs, 105 (419). 243-264. ISSN 1468-2621

Power, Marcus and Mohan, Giles and Mercer, Claire (2006) Postcolonial geographies of development: introduction Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 27 (3). 231-234. ISSN 0129-7619

2004

Mercer, Claire (2004) Engineering civil society: information and communication technologies and NGOs in Tanzania Review of African Political Economy, 31 (99). 49-64. ISSN 0305-6244

2003

Kelsall, T and Mercer, Claire (2003) Empowering people? World vision & 'transformatory development' in Tanzania Review of African Political Economy, 30 (96). 293-304. ISSN 0305-6244

Mercer, Claire and Mohan, Giles and Power, M (2003) Towards a critical political geography of African development Geoforum, 34 (4). 419-436. ISSN 0016-7185

Mercer, Claire (2003) Performing partnership: civil society and the illusions of good governance in Tanzania Political Geography, 22 (7). 741-763. ISSN 0962-6298

2002

Mercer, Claire (2002) NGOs, civil society and democratization in the developing world: a critical review of the literature Progress in Development Studies, 2 (1). 5-22. ISSN 1464-9934

Mercer, Claire (2002) Deconstructing development: the discourse of maendeleo and the politics of women's participation on Mount Kilimanjaro Development and Change, 33 (1). 101-127. ISSN 0012-155X

1999

Mercer, Claire (1999) Reconceptualising state-society relations in Tanzania: are NGOs 'making a difference'? Area, 31 (3). 247-258. ISSN 1475-4762

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