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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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WGC Imprisonment report shapes Welsh justice policy

16 October 2018

The Welsh Government held a National Assembly debate (October 9th) on the Wales Governance Centre report “Imprisonment in Wales: A Factfile”. Assembly Members from across the political spectrum spoke to welcome the report, whilst expressing concern at

Assembly vote paves way for Welsh Parliament

15 October 2018

Professor Laura McAllister, of Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre, has welcomed last week’s vote to allow the introduction of new legislation to reform the National Assembly for Wales. The Professor of Public Policy chaired an Expert Panel on

May’s ‘Precious Union’ has little support in Brexit Britain

09 October 2018

New research casts doubt on future of a United Kingdom Theresa May’s ‘precious Union’ has little in the way of meaningful support from her own supporters or self-professed Unionists in other parties, research suggests. Moreover, according to the study

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