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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Project ‘Revitalized Democracy’ receives €1.7 million from National Research Agenda25th November 2020
How can ‘hybrid democratic innovation’, which combines forms of deliberation (e.g. citizens' assemblies) and voting (e.g. corrective referendums), strengthen our representative democracy? That is the key question underlying the project ‘Revitalized Democracy for Resilient Societies’.
Shirley Kempeneer wins Van Poelje Best Public Administration Dissertation Award29th October 2020
Dr. Shirley Kempeneer has won the 2019 Van Poelje Best Public Administration Dissertation Award for her dissertation Breaking the Bank. On Thursday, October 29, 2020, President of the Executive Board and soon-to-be-installed Rector Magnificus of Tilburg University Professor Wim van de Donk presented the award to her.
New book: 'Partnerships for livable cities'25th August 2020
The book 'Partnerships for Livable Cities', edited by Dr. Cor van Montfort (Tilburg University and VU Amsterdam) and Dr. Ank Michels (Utrecht University) has just been published. In this volume, scholars from around the world discuss various innovative forms of collaboration between public and private actors that contribute to making our cities more livable.
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.
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.