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
9 December 2019
Full text of 'Brexit, Devolution and the General Election', the 2019 Wales Governance Centre Annual Lecture delivered by Philip Rycroft.
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.
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.
1 November 2016
This report offers a framework based around first principles about what an electoral system seeks to do.
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.
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.
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.
1 February 2014
This is a policy response to the House of Commons Welsh Affairs Select Committee on the Draft Wales Bill
1 January 2014
This report concentrates on the proposed reform to National Assembly for Wales (NAW) elections regarding ‘dual candidacy’.