Science and Politics Today—Part II Introduction

  • Kathrine von GraevenitzEmail author
  • Georg von Graevenitz


The relationship between politics and the scientific community as well as different aspects of “working numbers” in the current state of politics and scientific policy advising are the main focus of Part II. The demand for more relevant, more accurate and more timely statistics for use in policy making has made the issue of credibility of such data more important over time. The production of numbers and how this is affected by the motives and interests of the relevant actors, and the conditions and institutional setup of number production, provision and translation are examined in this part.


Production of numbers Institutional setup Provision Translation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kathrine von Graevenitz
    • 1
    Email author
  • Georg von Graevenitz
    • 2
  1. 1.ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic ResearchMannheimGermany
  2. 2.Formerly European University InstituteFlorenceItaly

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