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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National identity plays a key role in voters’ views on Europe

29 April 2014

How British people define their national identity will influence voting patterns in the forthcoming European elections, producing widely differing outcomes across the UK, research suggests A study shows that the UK Independence Party’s (UKIP) electoral …

Nicola Sturgeon to give Wales Governance Centre Annual Lecture 2014

24 March 2014

Exactly two years ahead of Scotland’s planned day of independence on March 24th 2016, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has set out a timetable for delivering Scotland’s interim written constitution. As part of her Wales Governance Centre Annual Le …

Young people research says education of vital importance for further devolution in Wales

16 January 2014

Education is of fundamental importance when it comes to the current devolution settlement and the prospect of further devolution amongst young people in Wales according to a new report released today by Our Future- an organisation examining the future …

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