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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Our department is working in research, education and impact on the publicness of public law and governance. About 100 researchers give their best to contribute to this unifying goal.
Field Lab 'Drought' (with Waterschap AA and Maas)12th May 2021
It is getting wetter, warmer and sea levels are rising. But, besides flooding, drought is also an increasingly important problem. For citizens, drought is not always as ‘visible’ as flooding; the effects and risks are not as noticable in daily life. This creates a challenge to communicate about drought in a meaningful way to citizens.
The City in Constitutional Law: theme of latest volume European Yearbook of Constitutional Law06th May 2021
Unrelenting urbanization means that most people are, or soon will be, living in cities and that city administrations become, in many respects, their quintessential governing units. This development has been analyzed from a constitutional law point of view in the latest volume of the European Yearbook of Constitutional Law.
Rise of constitutional oversight by the EU puts pressure on autonomy of Member States05th May 2021
The European Union is becoming more and more involved with the organisation of public authority in the Member States, to the extent that this can be referred to as the rise of constitutional oversight by the EU.
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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 24 June 2021 where we aim to critically consider what is required from legal frameworks in order to enable city authorities to promote or enhance climate resilience.