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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For Wales; see England by Helen Taylor

22 September 2014

In a previous article on this site before the Scottish referendum, I suggested that the Welsh Government’s ability to act on their rhetoric around policy aspiration was stifled by the current devolution settlement. I questioned whether, whatever the re …

Influential devolution thinktank calls for new constitutional settlement for the UK

19 September 2014

The influential constitutional thinktank, The UK’s Changing Union project, has today (Friday 19 September 2014) called for a new constitutional settlement for the United Kingdom in light of the NO vote in the Scottish independence referendum. In an ope …

Criminal Justice and Scottish Independence: Beyond punitiveness in both Westminster and Scotland, by Robert Jones

15 September 2014

Littered throughout the Scottish Government’s independence White Paper, and something which has repeatedly emerged as a theme throughout the course of the Yes campaign in Scotland, has been a message that a vote for independence will help to create a f …

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