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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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Michelle O’Neill delivers Annual Lecture – Video

11 December 2018

Michelle O’Neill MLA, the Deputy Leader of Sinn Féin, delivered the 2018 Wales Governance Centre Annual Lecture at the Pierhead building in Cardiff Bay. An audience including Welsh political party leaders, Irish people from Wales, representatives of th

Hain and Silk call for new Act of Union

29 November 2018

Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre was delighted to host a discussion session by Peter Hain and Paul Silk on the Constitution Reform Group’s draft Act of Union bill this week (November 26th) at the Pierhead building in Cardiff Bay. Dr Rachel

Self-harm and violence rates in Young Offender Institutions

13 November 2018

New statistics reveal shocking picture in England and Wales Figures published today by Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre reveal the true extent of self-harm and violence at Young Offender Institutions (YOIs) in England and Wales. The previou

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