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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.

Signature plans 

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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