Global Law and Governance
In our transforming societies, law and governance have come under pressure. This research program takes on the rethinking of law and governance and also offers ways forward. We start from the major societal challenges like climate change, further globalization and increasing inequalities, the growing importance of social media, and migration.
The focus of research in Global Law and Governance is the way institutions, networks, organizations and professionals in law and governance deal with the great challenges of our time. We do not consider the state as the norm but think of law and governance in terms of a network of interacting, competing, and overlapping normative orders - from the local to the global. We make use of a wide range of disciplines, research strategies and methods.
Some of our projects
Constitutionalizing in the Anthropocene
The purpose of this project to explore the challenges of constitutionalization and governance in the Anthropocene era.
Redress - Revitalized democracy for resilient societies
Within the REDRESS project, we investigate new forms of democracy in the Netherlands, together with partners like the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, LSA Bewoners (network of residential groups) and the VNG (Association of Netherlands Municipalities).
Regulating greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture
In this project, a comparative law study is being carried out to examine how the European emissions trading system can be adapted in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture.