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The Wales Governance Centre is a Cardiff University research centre undertaking innovative research into all aspects of the law, politics, government and political economy of Wales, as well the wider UK and European contexts of territorial governance. A key objective of the WGC is to facilitate and encourage informed public debate of key developments in Welsh governance not only through its research, but also through events and postgraduate teaching.The Centre is sponsored and supported by Cardiff University’s Law School and the Department of Politics and International Relations, while also collaborating with scholars from across the University. The WGC enjoys formal ties with both WISERD and the Institute of Welsh Affairs while also maintaining close cooperative relationships with colleagues in other institutions across Wales, the UK, Europe and beyond.

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NEWS: Leading experts warn that proposals for ‘reserved powers’ for Wales will leave major constitutional problems unresolved

24 September 2015

A report from a group of leading constitutional and legal experts published today (Thursday 24 September 2015) warns that the UK Government’s devolution proposals for a ‘reserved powers’ model of devolution for Wales are unlikely to be workable and wil …

Public services need ‘radical’ approach says Centre Director

07 August 2015

Radical new thinking is required to tackle the funding crisis facing Wales’s public services, says a leading Welsh political expert ahead of a major debate at the Eisteddfod. Professor Richard Wyn Jones, Director of the University’s Wales Governance Ce …

Welsh politics experts to discuss 2015 General Election at the Eisteddfod

30 July 2015

Experts from the Wales Governance Centre will be putting the recent General Election under the microscope at the National Eisteddfod. At the event, Professors Richard Wyn Jones and Roger Scully from the Centre will be giving their expert opinion on wha …

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