Articles by Steffen Hurka

October 27, 2022

Complex laws are the price of inclusive democracy

Steffen Hurka
Why are laws often so hard to understand? Steffen Hurka argues that the complexity of laws increases when political conflict becomes more intense and when decision-making becomes more inclusive. Democracies aim for compromise and the balancing of interests, and complex laws are the inevitable consequence
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Steffen Hurka
Assistant Professor, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Steffen is a political scientist based at LMU's Geschwister Scholl Institute.

His work focuses mainly on comparative public policy and legislative politics in the European Union.

He currently leads the Emmy Noether Research Group EUPLEX – Coping with Policy Complexity in the European Union, funded by the German Research Foundation.

EUPLEX investigates how to measure policy complexity, and explores the origins and consequences of complex policy.


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