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Governance and constitution

Our publications investigate and examine standing for election in Wales, what an effective National Assembly looks like and all aspects of devolution.

Brexit, Devolution and the General Election: 2019 Wales Governance Centre Annual Lecture by Philip Rycroft

Brexit, Devolution and the General Election: 2019 Wales Governance Centre Annual Lecture by Philip Rycroft

9 December 2019

Full text of 'Brexit, Devolution and the General Election', the 2019 Wales Governance Centre Annual Lecture delivered by Philip Rycroft.

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Brexit, Devolution and Civil Society

Brexit, Devolution and Civil Society

21 November 2019

The Brexit, Devolution and Civil Society conference, which was funded by The Legal Education Foundation, provided a unique opportunity for around 100 civil society organisations (CSO’s), academics and wider stakeholders from across the four nations of the UK to reflect on the impact of Brexit in each jurisdiction, map out commonalities and collaborate on shared and individual responses.

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Brexit, Devolution and Wales

Brexit, Devolution and Wales

1 October 2018

This report showcases the breadth of work being done across the Centre on the implications of Brexit for Wales.

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Unpacking Diversity: Barriers and incentives to standing for election to the National Assembly for Wales

Unpacking Diversity: Barriers and incentives to standing for election to the National Assembly for Wales

1 July 2018

Academics from the Wales Governance Centre and London Metropolitan University studied what motivates and discourages people from considering running for election to the National Assembly.

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Report – Reshaping the Senedd: How to elect a more effective Assembly

Report – Reshaping the Senedd: How to elect a more effective Assembly

1 November 2016

This report offers a framework based around first principles about what an electoral system seeks to do.

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Delivering a Reserved Powers Model of Devolution for Wales

Delivering a Reserved Powers Model of Devolution for Wales

1 September 2015

The report examines the policy decisions required and the wider political and public debate that must take place before a satisfactory reserved powers model of devolution can be developed for Wales.

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Challenge and Opportunity: The Draft Wales Bill 2015

Challenge and Opportunity: The Draft Wales Bill 2015

1 February 2016

The report provides an expert commentary and assessment of the detailed provisions set out in the Draft Wales Bill published in October 2015.

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Workshop Note: A Reserved Powers Model for Wales

Workshop Note: A Reserved Powers Model for Wales

1 May 2015

This is a note taken from a Chatham House style workshop the Wales Governance Centre held in May 2015 on the issues surrounding delivering a reserved powers model of devolution for Wales.

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Taking England Seriously: The New English Politics

Taking England Seriously: The New English Politics

1 November 2014

The third Future of England survey, undertaken by the Wales Governance Centre and the University of Edinburgh forms the basis for this report.

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Written Evidence to Welsh Affairs Select Committee on Draft Wales Bill

Written Evidence to Welsh Affairs Select Committee on Draft Wales Bill

1 February 2014

This is a policy response to the House of Commons Welsh Affairs Select Committee on the Draft Wales Bill

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Written Evidence to Welsh Affairs Select Committee on Draft Wales Bill

Written Evidence to Welsh Affairs Select Committee on Draft Wales Bill

1 January 2014

This report concentrates on the proposed reform to National Assembly for Wales (NAW) elections regarding ‘dual candidacy’.

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