Wales and Labour: 21st-Century Socialism?

Posted on 21 January 2019 by Richard Martin

During his ultimately successful campaign for the leadership of Welsh Labour, Prof. Mark Drakeford described himself as a “21st century socialist”. At the start of 2019, with the new First Minister and his ministerial team in place, former Welsh Government minister Prof. Leighton Andrews and leading Welsh economist Prof. Calvin Jones discuss what effect this
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Partners in equality? The EU and devolution

Posted on 25 October 2018 by Dr Rachel Minto

While no credible definition of the EU could be stretched to ‘feminist’, it has indeed been active in the area of women’s rights and gender equality since the early days of European integration. The consistent effort of activists and sympathetic policy-makers over the years has resulted in an impressive (albeit incomplete) array of legislation, soft
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Brexit and the territorial constitution: déjà vu all over again?

Posted on 2 August 2018 by Professor Daniel Wincott

Brexit is re-making the UK’s constitution under our noses. The territorial constitution is particularly fragile. Pursuing Brexit, Theresa May’s government has stumbled into deep questions about devolution. The territorial politics of Brexit is a bewildering mix of ignorance, apparent disdain, confrontation, cooperation and collaboration. Rarely have the so-called devolution ‘settlements’ appeared more unsettled. The UK’s
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