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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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NEWS: Wales’ net benefit from the EU budget estimated at around £79 per head

24 May 2016

A new report released today shows that Wales receives £245 million more from the European Union than it pays in. The overall net benefit to Wales was around £79 per head in 2014. The briefing paper finds that the amount of money Wales received from the …

NEW PODCAST: Post Election (Pre-1st Minister Nomination!) Podcast

12 May 2016

Richard Wyn Jones and Roger Scully give their expert analysis of the Welsh Election 2016 results and what that might mean for the future strategies for the parties. NB* This was recorded on the 11th May 2016 prior to the election of the new Llywydd, Di …

WALES ELECTION 2016: The Wales Governance Centre Hour-by-Hour Guide to the Welsh Electoral Battleground

04 May 2016

This guide was compiled by Jac Larner and Ed Gareth Poole of the Wales Governance Centre at Cardiff University For the first time ever under a Conservative majority government at Westminster, voters head to the polls on Thursday 5 May to elect the next …

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