Erasmus School of Law
Research Excellence Projects

Research Excellence Projects

Behavioural Approaches to Contract and Tort

Prof. Michael Faure

By thinking, deciding, and acting, we display behaviour, and in private law, this behaviour is relevant in more than one respect. At times, legislatures have preconceived ideas about behaviour and how private parties will respond to legislative intervention.

More information about our BACT Programme.

Doctors and criminal lawyers, dealing with Death and Dying

Prof. Paul Mevis / Erasmus Medical Center

"Doctor and lawyers dealing with death and dying” is a collaborative research project between the Erasmus School of Law and the Public Health Department of the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam. Our aim is to combine empirical research with the expertise of criminal law to better understand, regulate, and control end-of-life decision making in health care and (criminal) law.

More information about "Doctor and lawyers dealing with death and dying”.

Integrating Normative and Functional Approaches to Rules of Law and Human Rights (INFAR)

Prof. Sanne Taekema / Institute of Social Studies

Integrating Normative and Functional Approaches to Rules of Law and Human Rights is a collaborative research project between Erasmus School of Law and the International Institute of Social Studies.

More information on the INFAR project.

Shifting from Welfare to Social Investment States

Prof. Michael Faure & prof. Peter Mascini / Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

The overall goal of this program is to analyze from a multidisciplinary, international comparative perspective the alleged shift in the allocation of responsibilities from public to private actors as far as the control of work-related risks is concerned and to derive policy implications from these insights that can facilitate employees better to strengthen their labour market position.

More information about the Welfare to Social Investment States Project.

Depoliticization and the public interest

Prof. Alessandra Arcuri & prof. Jeroen Temperman / Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (coordinator)

This project focuses on the processes of depoliticisation in regulatory infrastructures. It does so by mapping the sites of technocratic governance and depoliticization embedded in the future TTIP and/or CETA regime complex and, contextually, to identify existing and potential space for repoliticization. 

More information about the Depoliticization and Public Interest Project.