Thinking Wales

The Thinking Wales – Meddwl Cymru blog reflects the current research, comments and analysis on the law, politics, history, culture, government and political economy of Wales from the Wales Governance Centre at Cardiff University.

The centre and Cardiff University have a thriving community of researchers who each have something unique to say on all aspects of Welsh life. The range of research interests of the contributors are very varied meaning a wide array of topics being discussed. We want to give the opportunity to the Centre’s academics and researchers to showcase their research and give them a space to provide commentary and analysis on key issues concerning Wales and the wider world.

The latest posts on Thinking Wales can be found below:

Funding the response to COVID-19: looking ahead to an unprecedented Supplementary Budget

Drakeford, Nationalism and Welsh Political Traditions

Keir Starmer’s ‘radical federalism’

First Minister drafts opposition leaders to help with Covid crisis

The self-employed workforce in Wales

Part 1: The ‘fiscal gap’ and the Welsh economy

What do the latest population projections tell us about Wales?

Devolved taxes, the Welsh budget and a no-deal Brexit

The public sector pay bill in Wales

“The Tito from Tonypandy”: Bevan and Yugoslavia

Devolving Welfare: How well would Wales fare?

Another small step out of austerity – before a giant leap into the unknown

Not so fast – for Welsh local authorities, austerity won’t be “coming to an end” any time soon

Cut to the bone? How a decade of austerity has left its mark on local government in Wales

Fastest growth in Welsh public spending since start of austerity

The Commission on Justice in Wales (Thomas Commission)

When the going gets tough – analysing the Welsh Government Outline Draft Budget

The income tax base in Wales – who’ll pay what to the Welsh Government?

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