Department of Public Law and Governance (PLG)
The Department of Public Law & Governance is a unique collaboration of researchers in the field of Public Law and Public Administration, in which various disciplines work together: International Law, European law, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Public Administration, Legal Philosophy, Political Science, Legal History and Jurisprudence.
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The collaboration within PLG is very much inspired by a joint research interest. Whereas many scholars in the field of Public Law and Public Administration primarily focus on their internal dynamics, the Tilburg scholars are driven by a primary focus on both their context and foundations. Our researchers work together by the joint inspiration to rethink publicness in a globalized, multi-layered, and hypercomplex world, from the local to the global.
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This unique approach has been translated into our Bachelor and Master programs. PLG makes an important contribution to the LLB and the LLM Law and the Global Law Bachelor and runs the programs: BSc Public Administration (in Dutch), BSc and MSc of Public Governance (in English), LLM International Law & Global Governance (in English) and LLM European Law and Global Risks (in English).
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€ 1.3 million for research into managing Antarctic tourism09th July 2020
NWO, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, has approved a research proposal within the Netherlands Polar Programme submitted by Professor of Nature Conservation and Water Law Kees Bastmeijer of Tilburg Law School.
Covid-19 and Climate Change: Lessons of Difference, not Similarity11th June 2020
If mass collective action is the only way to respond meaningfully to climate change, then the current pandemic is giving us a taste of how bitter that pill is likely to be, and for whom more than others. That is what international law scholar Dr. Mike Leach (Tilburg Law School) states in this blog.
Symposium and book presentation on the judiciary's independence31st January 2020
On February 5th Tilburg Law School and the T.M.C. Asser Institute are launching the first volume of the European Yearbook of Constitutional Law. It's subject is current threats to the judiciary’s independence, which seem to exist both in the Netherlands and beyond.
09:00 - 18:00
International workshop ‘Urban climate resilience: the role of law’
The IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, together with the Tilburg Sustainability Center, is hosting a workshop at 10 September 2020 where we aim to critically consider what is required from legal frameworks in order to enable city authorities to promote or enhance climate resilience.
10:00 - 14:00
2021 VSR Annual Conference
The Vereniging voor de Sociaalwetenschappelijke (Association for the Socio-Scientific Study of Law) is organising a conference on 14 and 15 January 2021.