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.
Dr Ammar Maleki’s research group GAMAAN wins MRS President’s Medal 202209th December 2022
Assistant professor Dr. Ammar Maleki’s research group GAMAAN has won the President’s Medal 2022 of Market Research Society (MRS) in the UK for their innovative commitment to discovering what Iranians really think.
"Have political government communication tested by judge"06th December 2022
The Dutch government campaign for a European Constitution in 2005 was unconstitutional, at least according to a new legal review framework that Tjebbe Geldof developed in his doctoral research on political government communication. Because parliament has repeatedly failed to effectively control government communication, citizens should be able to raise their objections to it with an independent judge, he argues.
Paul Frissen in farewell address: accept imperfection of world and society23rd November 2022
When the political desire for perfectibility aims for cohesion in the world through state intervention, that desire becomes a dangerous thing, Professor of Public Administration Paul Frissen will contend in his farewell address on November 25, 2022. We would do better to see and acknowledge the fallibility of the world, and a little more modesty and a little less superiority thinking could help us with that.