Welcome to Thinking Wales, showcasing current research, comments and analysis on the law, politics, history, culture, government and political economy of Wales from the Wales Governance Centre.

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.


Nye Davies (Editor)

FullSizeRenderNye is a PhD student at the School of Law and Politics at Cardiff University and a member of the Wales Governance Centre. He is conducting research into Aneurin Bevan’s political thought and ideas, treating him as a political thinker and attempting to establish the extent to which he had a coherent political philosophy.  His research has encompassed many different topics including political theory, socialist political thought, Wales and the Labour Party.
DaviesN30@cardiff.ac.uk | Nye tweets at @Nye_Davies


Steffan Evans (Co-editor)

DSC_0613Steffan is a PhD student at the School of Law and Politics at Cardiff University and is a member of the Wales Governance Centre. Steffan’s primary research interest include devolution, public law and housing. His PhD is funded through a collaborative doctoral award between the AHRC and Blake Morgan LLP, and examines the development of divergence in social housing regulation between Wales and England.
EvansSH1@cardiff.ac.uk | Steffan tweets at @SteffHEvans



Jac Larner (Co-editor)

DSC_0619Jac is a current PhD student in Political Science at Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre. His thesis focuses on voting behaviour at elections to the National Assembly for Wales. Prior to this he studied for a MSc ECON Politics and Public Policy at Cardiff, and a BA Politics at the University of Essex.  His research interests include elections and voting behaviour, opinion polling and survey experiments, and using big data to measure shifts in public opinion.
LarnerJM@cardiff.ac.uk | Jac tweets at @Jaclarner



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