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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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New evidence shows health board will not know full impact of the Wrexham super prison until May 2015

30 October 2014

New evidence made public today by the Wales Governance Centre shows that Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board will not know the full impact of the Wrexham ‘super prison’ on their work until May 2015, this despite an imminent decision on whether to g …

Academics gather to discuss the National Assembly as a legislature fifteen years on

17 October 2014

Fifteen years since the first meeting of the National Assembly for Wales, experts in the field of politics will gather in the Pierhead Building in Cardiff Bay today (17 October 2014) to discuss the National Assembly as a legislature. The conference, wh …

Taking England Seriously, report of the Future of England Survey 2014

14 October 2014

UKIP ‘Most Trusted’ to Argue England’s case says new report The UK Independence Party has emerged as the clear favourite to act as an advocate for reform of the governance of England according to the most recent report of the Future of England Survey ( …

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