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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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Justice in Wales: New report sets out reform proposals

12 September 2016

As Wales moves towards a new ‘reserved powers’ model of devolution, a new report from Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre sets out key reforms to improve justice in Wales. The report is the first of a series of contributions that the Wales Gov …

Wales’ enduring semi-distinctiveness

01 September 2016

In a new book “More Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box: Another Fifty Things You Need to Know About Elections”, Professor Roger Scully argues that Wales’s politics have an enduring semi-distinctiveness.   Scottish politics in recent years have diverged great …

Wales Governance Centre focuses on Brexit

25 August 2016

Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre is to put the implications of Brexit at the heart of its work with the appointment of Dr Rachel Minto to one of the first Brexit research posts in the UK.  Dr Minto joins a team of academics working on the E …

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