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Political Trade-Offs: Democracy and Governance in a Changing World

Landman, Todd; Lauth, Hans-Joachim


Hans-Joachim Lauth


The investigation of trade-offs in political science receives only limited attention, although many scholars acknowledge the importance of trade-offs across a variety of different areas. A systematic and comprehensive examination of the topic is missing. This thematic issue of Politics and Governance sheds light on this research deficit by providing a holistic but also an integrative view on trade-offs in the political realm for the first time. Researchers of trade-offs from different political areas present and discuss their findings, and promote a fruitful exchange, which overcomes the current isolation of the approaches. They consider the theoretical and methodological questions as well as the identification of empirical trade-offs. Furthermore, they provide insights into the possibility to balance trade-offs and strategies, which could help actors to find such compromises.


Landman, T., & Lauth, H. (2019). Political Trade-Offs: Democracy and Governance in a Changing World. Politics and Governance, 7(4), 237-242.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 14, 2019
Online Publication Date Nov 25, 2019
Publication Date 2019
Deposit Date Nov 27, 2019
Journal Politics and Governance
Electronic ISSN 2183-2463
Publisher Cogitatio Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 7
Issue 4
Pages 237-242
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