The Research activities of the Wales Governance Centre are organised under four main headings:
The advent of devolved government has led to the development of a distinctive public policy agenda in Wales, which the WGC seeks to both track and critically evaluate.
The WGC’s Public Policy strand is Convened by Dr Paul Chaney.
The financing of devolved/regional government is a key issue in sub-state territorial governance both in UK and the wider world is. Through its activities the WGC seeks to trace and contribute to these key debates.
The WGC’s Political Economy strand is Convened by Dr Gillian Bristow
Politics and Government
Devolution has changed the face of government and politics in Wales, creating distinctive political institutions and a specifically Welsh party system. The WGC seeks to assess the impact of constitutional, institutional and party political developments in Wales, viewing developments in a comparative context
The WGC’s Politics and Government strand is convened by Professor Alistair Cole.
The Law of Wales
The advent of devolution has led to the further development of Wales as a distinctive legal space characterised not only by differences in public law but also by an increasingly distinctive network of legal institutions. The Wales Legislation Online website has long played a key role in informing Welsh civil society of post-devolution legal developments and forms one of the foundation stones of the WGC’s activities.
The WGC’s Law of Wales strand is Convened by Professor Dan Wincott. Marie Navarro is the Senior Researcher and Editor of Wales Legislation Online.