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.
The research profile of Tilburg Law School is constituted by four signature plans. The signature plans represent state-of-the-art research lines, connecting the key areas of expertise of Tilburg Law School. The current signature plans run from 2019–2024.
Connecting Organizations: Private, Tax and Technology-Driven Legal Relations in a Sustainable Society
Global Law and Governance
Law and Security
Regulating Socio-Technical Change
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. The research projects are integrated in the signature plans.
Digital Legal Studies: From regulating human behavior to regulating data
Transformative effects of Global Law: Constitutionalizing the Anthropocene
Transformative effects of Global Law: Judicial Lawmaking
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- Research on law
- Research on governance
- Our researchers
Smart speakers potentially affect users’ autonomy in daily life15th June 2021
Because of the voice-interaction, smart speakers such as Alexa or Google Assistant are potentially highly persuasive, can influence and manipulate users and affect their autonomy and control in their daily lives.
Worldwide research: regulatory responses to COVID-1931st May 2021
Researchers of Dutch Open University (Tom Herrenberg, Ronald Janse, Mirjam van Schaik) are cooperating with researchers from Tilburg University (Maurice Adams) and University of Amsterdam (Samantha Daniels) to draw up an inventory of Dutch legal responses in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
EU member share responsibility for socio-economic situation people on the move in migration deals11th May 2021
Rich western countries that make deals with less wealthy neighboring countries to prevent refugees and migrants from reaching their borders can still be responsible for the socio-economic rights of those persons. That is what Annick Pijnenburg concludes in the PhD dissertation that she will defend on May 19th.