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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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Failure to give serious consideration to a UK Constitutional Convention is a sign the Union is not working properly says devolution think tank

23 January 2015

The UK Government’s failure to give serious and formal consideration to the Welsh First Minister’s proposal for a UK Constitutional Convention is a sign that the union is not working properly, according to a Welsh partnership that has been studying the …

Concerns that promise of “local” jobs for North Wales prison will never materialize

09 January 2015

Concerns have been raised that the “local” jobs promised from the building of the new North Wales “super prison” in Wrexham will never materialize. This follows the release of new research by the Wales Governance Centre at Cardiff University that shows …

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