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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 as the wider UK and, European contexts of territorial governance – particularly following the Brexit vote. We aim to facilitate and encourage informed public debate of key developments in Welsh governance not only through our research, but also through events and postgraduate teaching. The Centre is sponsored and supported by Cardiff University’s School of Law and Politics, 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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Annual Lecture 2017 by Elin Jones AM, Presiding Officer for the National Assembly for Wales

06 December 2017

Towards a Parliament that works for Wales Elin Jones AM, Presiding Officer for the National Assembly, will deliver the Annual Lecture of the Wales Governance Centre at Cardiff University on Wednesday 6th December at the Pierhead, Cardiff Bay. At a time

The Past and the Future of the Law in Wales – Lord Thomas lecture now online!

15 November 2017

On Friday 27 October, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd delivered a lecture on the The Past and the Future of Law in Wales. Lord Thomas is the former Lord Chief Justice for England and Wales and has recently been appointed as the chairman of the Commission on Ju

Welsh Government Budgetary Trade-offs: Looking Forward to 2021-22

21 September 2017

Another four years of pain for public services in Wales? Under the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s current spending plans, public services in Wales could be facing another four years of cuts according to a new report jointly published today by two think

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