THE REGULATORY ARCHITECTURE OF THE CUNNING STATE: UNSPENT PUBLIC FUNDS IN INDIA AND ITALY

The objectives of this case study are to deepen the concept of the “cunning state” through an exploration of its administrative preconditions, and reflect on the extension of the “cunning state” from the global South to Europe, specifically Italy; to empirically ground this deepening through a study of the phenomenon of massive unspent social special-purpose funds in India; and to turn our gaze to the EU, using the regulatory architecture of the cunning state as a lens to analyze the phenomenon of massive unspent structural adjustment funds in Italy.


Team

Deval Desai (Edinburgh Law School, University of Edinburgh)

Anna Rita Ceddia (Fondazione Bruno Visentini)

Christine Lutringer (Graduate Institute Geneva)