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Communities and Culture, Devolution and Constitution

Brexit and the twentieth anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement

Posted on 9 April 2018 by Dr Thomas Leahy

This month marks the twentieth anniversary of the Good Friday (Belfast) Agreement, which ended over twenty-five years of conflict in Northern Ireland. Whilst the Good Friday Agreement remains secure, its key principles of consent and self-determination are under increasing pressure from Brexit and the Democratic Unionist Party’s (DUP) political deal with the UK Conservative government.
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Devolution and Constitution

Brexit and Wales

Posted on 29 March 2018 by Professor Roger Awan-Scully

Wales voted for Brexit – to the undisguised shock of nearly all its political and socio-economic elites. The Leave vote severely undermined the long-cultivated self-image of Wales: a vision, sustained by the nation’s long electoral aversion to the Conservative Party, of Wales as a more politically progressive nation than its English neighbour. That vision was
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Devolution and Constitution

The implications of Brexit for Wales and devolution

Posted on 23 March 2018 by Dr Craig Johnson

When the UK leaves the European Union, many powers and responsibilities will return to the UK Parliament. One issue that has not received enough attention is the implications of Brexit for devolution and public policy in Wales and the other devolved administrations. Many of the policy areas in which power will return from the European
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Economy and Trade

The question of rural development: post-Brexit

Posted on 21 March 2018 by Professor Terry Marsden

As the slow and very uncertain Brexit process continues, and talk of ‘cliff-edges’ becomes all the more common, it is even more critical to develop a collective vision and set of policy principles for rural areas in the UK, and not least here in Wales. Talking to many key stakeholders, businesses and rural householders over
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