Dr Paul Chaney
Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 74459
Fax:+44 (0)29 208 74175
Address:1.21 Glamorgan Building
Paul Chaney’s research interests include:
- Gender and politics;
- Public and social policy;
- Contemporary governance;
- Equality and diversity.
He was the principal investigator on the following projects:
- (2009) A study of equality and human rights during the first decade of devolution - EHRC
- (2002) The Equality Policies of the Government of the National Assembly for Wales and their Implementation: July 1999 to January 2002: A Report commissioned by: The Equal Opportunities Commission, Disability Rights Commission, Commission for Racial Equality, and Institute of Welsh Affairs
- (2002) Welsh Labour's Post-Devolution Policies: Aims, Ideology, Process, Delivery? A Report commissioned by Plaid Cymru
- (2003-4) Action Against Discrimination in Pay Systems: A Preliminary Evaluation of the Welsh Assembly Government's Close The Pay Gap Campaign in Wales, commissioned by the Welsh Assembly Government, the Equal Opportunities Commission Wales, and the Wales TUC.
- (2004 with Prof Teresa Rees). The Northern Ireland Section 75 Equality Duty: An International Perspective in ‘Northern Ireland Office - The Section 75 Equality Duty — An Operational Review’.
In addition, for the past four years, Paul Chaney has been part of an inter- disciplinary study of initiatives undertaken by the Welsh Assembly Government and the National Assembly for Wales to create ‘Inclusive Governance’.
The study began when the Assembly assumed its powers in 1999 and it has entailed extensive research amongst politicians, civil servants and the organizations of civil society in Wales. One of the most influential outputs of the study has been a report by Paul Chaney and Ralph Fevre on the Equality Policies of the Government of the National Assembly for Wales which has been widely accepted in Britain and Ireland as a helpful aid in the reform of equality law and the statutory equality bodies. The document is available in Welsh and English. Mae'r ddogfen ar gael yng Nghymraeg ac yn Saesneg.
Since 2001 this stream of research has included a project supported by the Economic and Social Research Council: ‘Social Capital and the Participation of Marginalised Groups in Government’ (ESRC Award R000239410).
- Critical Mass, Deliberation and the Substantive Representation of Women: Evidence from the UK’s Devolution Programme
- Strategic Women, Elite Advocacy and Insider Strategies: The Women's Movement and Constitutional Reform in Wales
- Public Policy
- Gender, Electoral Competition and Political Behaviour: Preliminary Analysis from the UK's Devolution Programme
- Women, Politics and Constitutional Change