Science, Numbers and Politics: Concluding Comments

  • Lars LehmannEmail author
  • Markus J. Prutsch


This concluding chapter summarizes the research findings of this anthology in three steps. In a first step, the three sections of this volume will be recapitulated by discussing the basic working hypotheses formulated at the beginning of the research project. In a second step, the underlying concept of “Working Numbers”, outlined in the introduction, will be taken up in the light of this volume’s contributions. Finally, a few “key lessons” drawn from the research findings will be presented, intended to provide a more practice-oriented outlook and suggestions as to how numbers should be managed more purposefully and realistically in the political realm.


Working Numbers Summary Suggestions Political realm Outlook 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and HumanitiesHeidelbergGermany

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