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.
Reconnecting interests can reduce judicialization in socio-spatial govenance15th July 2022
Disconnected 'communities of fate' driven by globalization are one of the key causes of judicialization of spatial planning procedures in the Netherlands, research by Eva Wolf, Feie Herkes, and Stavros Zouridis has shown. They advise a well-chosen mix of judicialization, participation, and politicization per situation.
Triple helix partnerships contribute to regional labor markets01st July 2022
Triple helix partnerships in which government, education and business work together contribute in different ways to regional labor markets. This is the conclusion of researcher and lecturer Jeltje Talen of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen, who will receive her PhD from Tilburg University on Friday 1 July 2022.
Frank Hendriks appointed as member Dutch Council for Public Governance30th June 2022
Professor of comparative public governance Frank Hendriks has been appointed by the Dutch Council of Ministers as a member of the Council for Public Governance as of 1 July 2022. The appointment is for a period of four years. Hendriks succeeds Prof. Caspar van den Berg, who has become a member of the Dutch Senate and has therefore had to relinquish his membership of the Council.