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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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Widespread dispersal of prisoners revealed in new data

20 August 2018

Previously unpublished statistics show scale of prisoner dispersal Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre today revealed the most detailed picture yet of the prison population in Wales. The previously unseen data, which was obtained through Freed

Justice in Wales?

03 August 2018

Potential for distinctly Welsh justice system debated at Eisteddfod event Could a distinct Welsh justice system improve access to justice, reduce crime and promote rehabilitation?   The future of the current single ‘England and Wales’ justice syst

One-party dominance of Wales examined

29 July 2018

Wales’s experience of democratic politics is ‘arguably pathological’ The consequences of one-party dominance for political life in Wales will be examined by the political communicator of the year at the National Eisteddfod. Professor Roger Awan-Scully,

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