Communities and Culture

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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Post-Brexit farming model

Posted on 6 July 2018 by Professor Terry Marsden

Wales must develop a new ‘farming-plus’ model to ensure a sustainable post-Brexit agricultural policy. Brexit represents a profound challenge and opportunity to redesign agri-food, regional and rural development policy in Wales. While the UK public sector funding has been by far the largest area of funding (via the Barnett Formula) to affect these areas over
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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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Brexit, equality and human rights in Wales

Posted on 16 November 2017 by Catherine May

This week, the EU (Withdrawal) Bill moves to Committee Stage in the House of Commons and will, unusually, be debated on the floor of the house. Politicians from across parties are laying a wide range of amendments with the aim of securing changes to a defining piece of legislation for our times. We – the
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