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 in the Anthropocene
Transformative effects of Global Law: Judicial Lawmaking
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- Research on law
- Research on governance
- Our researchers
New book: The Cambridge Companion to Hugo Grotius22nd September 2021
Cambridge University Press has recently published the new volume ‘The Cambridge Companion to Hugo Grotius’, edited by our professor Randall Lesaffer together with Janne Nijman.
Budget Memorandum: “Major crises require major investments and long-term policy”20th September 2021
Traditionally, a few things have leaked out about the upcoming Budget Memorandum. Tilburg scientists Wim Dubbink, Toine Spapens, Quita Muis, Inge Sieben, and Tim Reeskens were critical about the plans. The gist: what we need is the guts to continue investing heavily to address the major crises: climate change, criminal undermining, housing shortage, and social divide.
University medals awarded to Marc Groenhuijsen and Jaap Paauwe13th September 2021
Because of their special merits for the university and the city, outgoing Professors Marc Groenhuijsen en Jaap Paauwe received the University Medal.