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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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Funding deal can end threat of the “Barnett Squeeze”

09 December 2016

The UK Government and the Welsh Government are currently discussing the future of a ‘funding floor’ for Wales, designed to protect the relative level of government spending per head in Wales. A new report by researchers from Cardiff University’s Wales …

Reshaping the Senedd: New report shows how to elect a larger, more effective National Assembly

30 November 2016

New proposals for electing a larger, more effective and accountable Assembly have been set out by Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre and Electoral Reform Society Cymru.  In the first analysis of how a larger Assembly should be elected as it t …

‘Fictitious’ politician one of Wales’ most recognised MEPs

17 November 2016

A completely fictitious person, ‘Elwyn Davies’ is apparently the second-most widely recognised of Wales’ representatives in the European Parliament. This extraordinary result is one of the findings to have emerged from the 2016 Welsh Election Study (WE …

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