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Radical new thinking is required to tackle the funding crisis facing Wales’s public services, says a leading Welsh political expert ahead of a major debate at the Eisteddfod. Professor Richard Wyn Jones, Director of the University’s Wales Governance Centre, is hosting a distinguished panel which will consider how public services can flourish at a time […]



On Tuesday 16 June, the Centre welcomed Professor Richard Rawlings (University College London) to deliver its 2015 Annual Lecture to a capacity audience at the historic Pierhead Building in Cardiff Bay. Professor Rawlings’s lecture was titled, “Political and Legal Responses to Territorial Constitutional Crisis”, in which he provides an in-depth personal analysis of the current […]


Research Assistant (0.8FTE) Wales Governance Centre, Cardiff School of Law and Politics Post Reference Number: 3591BR The Wales Governance Centre is seeking a research assistant to contribute to the collection, disaggregation, analysis and presentation of public finance data as part of a new Welsh fiscal accountability report that will be published by the Wales Governance […]



“Wales, the Union, and the Future” Speech by the Rt Hon Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister of Wales “Devolution and the Future of the Union” UK’s Changing Union project, British Academy, 5 June 2015 Introduction Good morning ladies and gentlemen. I should begin by expressing my thanks to the organisers of today’s event for their […]





This guide was compiled by  Adam Evans and Ed Gareth Poole of the Wales Governance Centre at Cardiff University  The first coalition government in peacetime since the Second World War, a party system in flux and a hung Parliament looming, (to paraphrase David Dimbleby’s invariable introduction to election coverage) this promises to be one of […]