Politics and governance
Trust in the government is declining, polarization is causing heated debates, and globalization seems to be taking away people’s grip on their lives. Meanwhile, we are faced with major social challenges, both locally and globally. How can citizens and small businesses be better heard? How does democracy and governance work at the local, regional and global levels and in between? How do we keep democracy healthy?
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Subsidiarity principle as starting point for a political economy offers more respect for people and environment01st May 2023
In times of globalization, digitalization and climate change, the subsidiarity principle can be functional for good governance in a complex political economy. It could result in more dignity of individuals and protection of vulnerable people in smaller circles, argues herman Kaiser. He will receive his doctorate on May 3, 2023 at Tilburg University.
The role of government lawyers in shaping the relationship between government and law13th April 2023
Government lawyers play a role in shaping the relationship between law and government. As that relationship is frequently strained – recent examples include the Dutch childcare benefit scandal, the Integrated Approach to Nitrogen ruling, and the Urgenda rulings –Wubbo Wierenga explored precisely how government lawyers fulfill their role and why.
“More constitutional awareness is important for public trust”06th April 2023
How can fundamental rights contribute to public trust in government? How can we strengthen our constitutional structures so that they can meet the challenges of our times? Sound awareness of the relationship between freedom, fundamental rights, and the law is important for our trust in and the trustworthiness of the government.
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).More information
Department of Public Governance
The Department of Public Governance at Tilburg School of Economics and Management is a truly multidisciplinary and innovative community of scholars with an interest in the public domain. The department integrates different disciplines such as Economics, Organization, Management and Public Administration. We thus contribute to Tilburg University’s leading role in these fields.More information
Department of Public Law and Governance (PLG)
The Department of Public Law & Governance is a unique collaboration of researchers in the field of Public Law and Public Administration, in which various disciplines work together: International Law, European law, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Public Administration, Legal Philosophy, Political Science, Legal History and Jurisprudence.More information
TiREG - Tilburg Center for Regional Law and Governance
Interdisciplinary research on transformations and innovations in regional law and governance aimed at understanding as well as shaping society.More information
CoEV: Center of Excellence of European Values
Many Europeans are unsure what 'Europe' does for them. On the other hand, policy makers often do not have an accurate picture of what is going on among the population. In the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence of European Values (CoEV), experts from of Tilburg University’s core disciplines work together to gain more insight into the interaction between what Europeans find important and how policy makers deal with this.More information
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