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Jasmine Lorenzini


Jasmine Lorenzini is currently post-doctoral researcher on the POLCON ERC Advanced Grant at the European University Institute in Florence. She previously worked as a post-doctoral researcher on the LIVEWHAT project , under the coordination of Marco Giugni, and served as deputy lecturer at the department of political science and international relations where she offered a Master course on Emotions and Politics.

Jasmine Lorenzini holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Geneva. Her doctoral research entitled “Unemployment and Citizenship: Social and Political Participation of Unemployed Youth in Geneva” addresses the consequences of long-term unemployment for youth political participation. Using both quantitative and qualitative analyses, she proposes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the consequence of long-term unemployment for political participation. In particular, she proposes a thorough understanding of the process of unemployed youth political participation by testing mechanisms related to social inclusion and personal well-being.

During her doctoral studies, Jasmine Lorenzini worked on YOUNEX – a European research project on “Youth, Unemployment, and Exclusion” financed by the European Commission under the seventh framework program and coordinated by Marco Giugni at the university of Geneva. Furthermore, in the finale phase of her Ph.D. Jasmine Lorenzini has been visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Democratic Citizenship at McGill University in Montréal and in the research unit “Skill Formation and Labor Market” at the WZB in Berlin. In 2013, she obtained her Ph.D. and worked as teaching assistant at the department of political science and international relations at the University of Geneva where she taught research methods.

Jasmine Lorenzini’s research interests include: political participation, social movements, political parties, labor market inclusion, youth, and citizenship. 

See Curriculum Vitae






Lorenzini, Jasmine. 2013. " Unemployment and Citizenship: Social and Political Participation of Unemployed Youth in Geneva. " Département de science politique et de relations internationales, Université de Genève, Suisse.


Peer-reviewed articles

Galais, Carol, and Jasmine Lorenzini. 2017. “Half a Loaf Is (Not) Better than None. How Austerity-related Grievances and Emotions Triggered Protest in Spain”. Mobilization: An International Quarterly 22 (1): 77-95.

Lorenzini, Jasmine, and Matteo Bassoli. 2016. "Gender Ideology: The Last Barrier to Women’s Participation in Political Consumerism?". International Journal of Comparative Sociology, 56(6) 460–483.

Lorenzini, Jasmine, and Marco Giugni. 2015. "Welfare Institutions, Resources, and Political Learning: Interacting with the State as an Incentive for the Political Participation of Long-Term Unemployed Youth"Partecipazione e Conflitto 8 (3): 814-844.

Lorenzini, Jasmine. 2015. "Subjective Well-Being and Political Participation: A Comparison of Unemployed and Employed Youth.Journal of Happiness Studies, 16 (2): 381-404.

Lorenzini, Jasmine, and Marco Giugni. 2012a. "Employment Status, Social Capital, and Political Participation: A Comparison of Unemployed and Employed Youth in Geneva.Swiss Political Science Review 18(3): 332-51.

Lorenzini, Jasmine, and Marco Giugni. 2011. "Youth Coping with Unemployment: the Role of Social Support.Revue Suisse de Travail Social, 11 (2): 80-99.


Conference proceedings

Makarov, Peter, Jasmine Lorenzini, and Hanspeter Kriesi. 2016."Constructing an Annotated Corpus for Protest Event Mining." Proceedings of 2016 EMNLP Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Computational Social Science, pages 102-107, Austin, TX, November 5, 2016



Giugni, Marco, and Jasmine Lorenzini. 2017. Jobless Citizens: Political Engagement of the Young Unemployed. London: Palgrave MacMillan.


Handbook entries

Giugni, Marco, and Jasmine Lorenzini.Forthcoming. "The Politics of Economic Crisis: From Voter Retreat to the Rise of New Populisms" in The New Handbook of Political Sociology, edited by Thomas Janoski, Cedric de Leon, Joya Misra, and Isaac Martin. Cambridge University Press.

Hutter, Swen, Kriesi, Hanspeter, and Jasmine Lorenzini. Forthcoming. "Social Movements in Interaction with Political Parties." in The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Social Movements 2nd Edition Revised and Expanded, edited by David A. Snow, Sarah A. Soule, Hanspeter Kriesi, and Holly McCammon. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Hutter, Swen, and Jasmine Lorenzini. Forthcoming. "Political Participation." in The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior, edited by Fathali M. Moghaddam. London: Sage.


Book chapters

Baglioni, Simone, Jasmine Lorenzini, and Lorenzo Mosca. 2014. "The Political Role of Civil Society in the Policy Field of Youth Unemployment and Precarious Working Conditions." Pp. 13-31 in Civil Society Organizations, Unemployment, and Precarity in Europe: Between Service and Policy, edited by Simone Baglioni and Marco Giugni. London, New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Giugni, Marco, and Jasmine Lorenzini. 2016. "Quiescent or Invisible? Precarious and Unemployed Movements in Europe." in Social Movement Studies in Europe: The State of the Art, edited by Guya Accornero and Olivier Filleule. New York: Berghahn Books.

Giugni, Marco, and Jasmine Lorenzini. 2013. "Employment Status and Political Participation: Does Exclusion Influence the Protest Behavior of the Young Unemployed?" in Economic and Political Change in Asia and Europe: Social Movement Analyses edited by Bernadette Andreosso-O'Callaghan and Frédéric Royall. New York: Springer.

Lorenzini, Jasmine. 2016. "Les jeunes profitent-ils du chômage." in Les étrangers volent-ils notre travail? Et quatorze autres questions impertinentes, edited by Lloren, Anouk, Tavaglione, Nicolas, and Laurent Tischler. Genève: Labor et Fides.

Lorenzini, Jasmine and Marco Giugni. 2016. "Long-Term Unemployed Youth in Switzerland: Coping with Exclusion from the Labor Market in a Country with Low Unemployment". Lahusen, Christian and Marco Giugni (eds.). Experiencing Long-Term Unemployment in Europe: Youth on the Edge. London: Palgrave.

Lorenzini, Jasmine, Hutter, Swen, and Hanspeter Kriesi. 2016. "The Restructuring of the Western European Party Space in the Crisis: A Comparative Study of Austria, France, and Germany". Triandafyllidou, Anna Iglesias Rodriguez, Pablo, and Rubby Gropas (eds). The Financial Crisis and Paradigm Shift. Legal, Economic and Political Perspectives. London: Palgrave.


Book review

Hutter, Swen, and Jasmine Lorenzini. 2015. Hein-Anton van der Heijden (ed.). Handbook of Political Citizenship and Social Movements. Cheltenham and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2014. $290.00 (cloth). In Mobilization, Vol. 20, No. 3, pp. 401-413.

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