Research Public Law and Governance (PLG)
The Department of Public Law & Governance is an 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.
Team up with our research activities
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.
Our Signature plan
Our Research Projects
Citizen-friendly Data Communication
This project explores new legal and ethical ways to stimulate and optimize data communication by public bodies and to help citizens in interpreting these data, in particular through visualization tools.
Constitutionalizing in the Anthropocene
The purpose of this project to explore the challenges of constitutionalization and governance in the Anthropocene era.
Blockchain in the network society
The project investigates how blockchain can be designed in a transparent and legitimate way, so that citizens can trust the government.
Regulating greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture
In this project, a comparative law study is being carried out to examine how the European emissions trading system can be adapted in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture.
Redress - Revitalising democracy for resilient societies
REDRESS investigates whether and how hybrid democratic innovations, combining plebiscitary and deliberative instruments, can strengthen representative democracy, under which conditions, and with what effects. Field experts, valorization specialists, international and Dutch knowledge leaders in this field closely cooperate for this purpose.
Closely connected to
i-HILT, Institute for the History of International Law @ Tilburg is a group of researchers from the Department of Public Law and Governance at Tilburg Law School, the Netherlands.
TiREG - Tilburg Center for Regional Law and Governance
Interdisciplinary research on transformations and innovations in regional law and governance aimed at understanding as well as shaping society.
Tilburg Sustainability Center
TSC wants to help deal with the challenges of a globalizing world economy, where climate change and resource scarcity require innovative and interdisciplinary approaches and where both policymakers and corporations find it increasingly important to achieve growth in a responsible and sustainable manner.
Our research partners
Our staff work closely together with both national and international partners