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.
Call for papers from "Constitutionalizing in the Anthropocene" (CitA) Research Group27th July 2023
Constitutionalizing in the Anthropocene (CitA), is a collaborative research project based at Tilburg Law School's Department of Public Law and Governance, exploring the manifold ways that law is (or could be) challenged by the ‘Anthropocene. CitA is an open and purposefully critical space of inquiry aiming to grapple with the legal and normative complexities and controversies that arise whenever legal questions are asked about the Anthropocene.
Open Letter on the Greece Boat Disaster: Questions of International Law11th July 2023
In an open letter addressed to Greek and EU authorities, 300 academics turn their attention to the migrant shipwreck of 14 June 2023 off the coast of Pylos, Greece, resulting in the loss of an estimated 650 lives. They emphasize that Greece did not only have the right but also the duty to intervene, assist and rescue those on board. Dr. Mariana Gkliati, Assistant Professor of Migration and Asylum Law at Tilburg University is one of the initiators of this letter.
Erik-Jan Broers ends up in the last four in the national Teacher of the Year 2023 election25th April 2023
What an achievement! Erik-Jan Broers has made it to the final four in the national final of the Teacher of the Year election. Sadly not a first place, but absolutely a big achievement to be proud of.