Governance, Law and Social Justice

How and to what extent does governance help or hinder social justice?

This forms the basis of the research carried out by members of the Governance, Law and Social Justice (GLSJ) research group at the International Institute of Social Studies. GLSJ researchers produces internationally leading, socially committed and societally relevant research on issues of governance from an explicitly social justice perspective.


The research group builds on the strong ISS tradition of research in the areas of politics, public administration, public policy and international law, but is committed to cutting across disciplinary boundaries.

The research group relates organically with the third ‘leg’ of ISS’ activities related to the valorization of research, in particular through capacity development activities in the global South.

Research projects (GLSJ)

involving GLSJ researchers

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GLSJ researchers

Current GLSJ researchers

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GLSJ Key publications

Some key publications by GLSJ researches

Key publications by GLSJ researchers

PhD and post-doc research

PhD supervision

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