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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 Governance Centre will be making to promote debate on the future of the […]


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 greatly from those of Wales, evidenced by the surge in support for the SNP, the decline […]


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 EU, Brexit and UK devolved politics as Research Associate […]


Cardiff University is delighted to announce that Professor Richard Rawlings has been made an Honorary Distinguished Professor by the University following his nomination by Professor Richard Wyn Jones on behalf of the Wales Governance Centre and the School of Law and Politics. The title of Honorary Distinguished Professor is an honorary title conferred by Cardiff […]


  Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre will be hosting a discussion at this year’s Eisteddfod that will explore the challenges and opportunities of tax devolution for Wales. Richard Wyn Jones & Guto Ifan The event will take place on Friday 5th August from 12.00 pm – 1.00 pm at Societies 1. Chaired by Prof. Richard […]


Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre will be hosting a discussion at this year’s Eisteddfod that will assess the latest version of the Wales Bill that has been ‘designed to set the course for decades’. The session will feature a presentation by Manon George and Dr Huw Pritchard. The event will take place on Thursday 4th […]


The National Assembly for Wales and Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre will be hosting a discussion at this year’s Eisteddfod that will explore what Brexit means for Wales and the UK. Chaired by respected journalist Gareth Hughes, the session will feature a presentation by Cardiff University Professors Richard Wyn Jones and Roger Scully. They will […]


A new report released by the Wales Governance Centre at Cardiff University argues that the methods that could be considered by the Treasury for implementing Wales’ first home-grown taxes would have negative implications for the funding of Welsh public services. The authors show that if Stamp Duty had been devolved to Wales over the last […]


Cardiff University is delighted to announce that Professor Laura McAllister is to join the Wales Governance Centre from October 2016. Currently Professor of Governance at the University of Liverpool, Laura McAllister is an expert on devolution. Laura has published extensively on Welsh politics and was a member of the Richard Commission on the Powers and […]


The latest Welsh Political Barometer Poll, carried out in conjunction ITV-Cymru Wales, has been published. In addition to some striking findings on party support following the referendum and UK and Wales party leader ratings, there are interesting results on attitudes to the European Union and support for Welsh independence. You can read more on Roger […]