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Would it be redundant to write "as well" at the end of this sentence?
In addition to those functions, this section discusses the political and economic ones.
The sentence just doesn't sound as good to me without "as well" at the end.
If you started with "As well as....." instead then you could get "as well" into your sentence.
If you accept that "as well as" is a perfectly acceptable alternative to "in addition to" then you can see that it would not sound correct to say "As well as those functions, this section discusses the political and economic ones as well."
Too many "as well"s!!!