Research Law and Governance
Just as society changes when the law changes, so too the law is continually changing along with society. Globalization, technological developments, pluralism and the need to live more sustainably pose major challenges in the 21st century. At the same time, we are confronted with poverty, inequality, insecurity, crime and injustice. The research at Tilburg Law School focuses on understanding these developments and its impact on interpersonal and institutional relationships and the law.
Special research projects
Tilburg Law School conducts three research projects funded by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, to boost Dutch study programs in law as well as societal debate on pressing issues regarding law and governance.
Digital Legal Studies: From regulation human behavior to regulating data
Transformative effects of Global Law: Constitutionalizing the Anthropocene
Transformative effects of Global Law: Judicial Lawmaking
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€ 1.3 million for research into managing Antarctic tourism09th July 2020
NWO, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, has approved a research proposal within the Netherlands Polar Programme submitted by Professor of Nature Conservation and Water Law Kees Bastmeijer of Tilburg Law School.
Preventing youth unemployment: lessons from past crises04th June 2020
After summer a new generation of school leavers will flow into the labour market. This labour market has been shaken up severely due to the corona crisis. How can we offer youth a good perspective and prevent youth unemployment?
Digital welfare states: boundaries and opportunities25th May 2020
Public authorities are increasingly using new technologies to perform public services. The latest ideas concern healthcare apps to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus. What are the options, and what rights should they respect? Employment and social policies expert Sonja Bekker argues for universal guidelines for digital welfare states, enabling them to benefit from new technologies in a responsible manner.