Christine Lutringer is Executive Director and Senior Researcher at the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy (AHCD). Trained in political science and international history, she studied in Strasbourg (Institut d’études politiques), Rome (Sapienza University and LUISS) and Geneva at the Graduate Institute. From 2010 to 2016 she was researcher and lecturer with the Institute for Area and Global Studies at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne.
Her work explores social movements and their influence on democratic politics and policy-making. In particular, it addresses democratic practices in the context of youth mobilisation. This thread that is the focus of the projects Protest and Engagement, From the Global to the Local: Mapping The Forms of Youth Participation in Europe and Stories of the future: Youth shaping the role of artificial intelligence in democracy
She is also Senior Researcher in the Sinergia project Reversing the Gaze: Towards Post-Comparative Area Studies coordinated by the University of Basel: she conducts research in the Work Package led by the University of Edinburgh on unspent public funds in India and Italy. Her work examines accountability mechanisms that are connected with the expenditures of public funds. It contributes to the conversation on democratic practices and the “everyday state” by exploring the intersections between administrative and political processes. The latest special issue of this project appeared in International Development Policy: The Puzzle of Unspent Funds: Political and Policy Implications of Fiscal Underspending.
Das, R. and C. Lutringer, Municipal Councillors and the Everyday State: New Representations of Political Accountability in Ahmedabad, India, Development and Change, 54(2), March 2023, pp. 331-54.
Desai, D., Lutringer, C., and Monti, L. Call for risk assessment of unspent public funds, Policy Brief n. 02/2023, Luiss Policy Observatory, Rome.
Bokhorst, D., Lutringer, C., et al. Which pathways to respond to the energy crisis? Recommendations on EU financial instruments, AHCD Policy brief n. 1/22.
Desai, D., S. Herbert and C. Lutringer (2022) Introduction. Critical Issues Emerging from the Study of Unspent Funds, International Development Policy | Revue internationale de politique de développement [Online], 14.1, DOI: https://doi.org/10.4000/poldev.5160
Lutringer, C. (2022) The Puzzle of ‘Unspent’ Funds in Italy’s European Social Fund, International Development Policy | Revue internationale de politique de développement [Online], 14.1,
Houllier, S., and C. Lutringer (2022) Politics of Categories. In Making and Unmaking of the Mumbai Development Plan 2014-2034: Politics of Urban Planning. Pattaroni, L., A. Bhide and C. Lutringer (eds), New Delhi: Springer.
Pattaroni, L., A. Bhide and C. Lutringer (eds) (2022) Making and Unmaking of the Mumbai Development Plan 2014-2034: Politics of Urban Planning. New Delhi:Springer.
Desai, D., Randeria, S., & Lutringer, C. (2020) Redefining Vulnerability and State – Society Relationships during the COVID-19 Crisis: The Politics of Social Welfare Funds in India and Italy. In M. Maduro & P. Kahn (eds.), Democracy in Times of Pandemic: Different Futures Imagined (pp. 182-195). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Desai, D., Lutringer, C., & Randeria, S. (2020) Emergency Use of Public Funds: Implications for Democratic Governance, Global Challenges, special issue no. 1, June.
Eggel, D., Lutringer, C. & Galvin, M. (2020) Covid-19: A Modern Apocalypse or a Temporary Shock to the System?Global Challenges, special issue no. 1, June.
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