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
Constitutionalizing in the Anthropocene
The purpose of this project to explore the challenges of constitutionalization and governance in the Anthropocene era.
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 - Revitalized democracy for resilient societies
Within the REDRESS project, we investigate new forms of democracy in the Netherlands, together with partners like the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, LSA Bewoners (network of residential groups) and the VNG (Association of Netherlands Municipalities).
TransLitigate: How transnational collaboration networks contribute to environmental litigation
TransLitigate is a multidisciplinary research project that aims to identify how strategic litigators collaborate transnationally in and across cases working across four fields of environmental litigation: climate change, biodiversity conservation, pollution from extractives industries, and land conflicts.
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