New paper on ‘Refugees, race and the limits to rural cosmopolitanism’ in Wales and Ireland

CWPS-WISERD Co-Director Professor Michael Woods has published an open access paper in the Journal of Rural Studies which examines the settlement of refugees and asylum seekers in three small towns in Wales and Ireland, including Aberystwyth and Newtown.  The paper builds on an earlier article that introduced the idea of ‘precarious rural cosmopolitanism’, arguing that…

New paper highlights the impact of industrial transformation in rural areas

A new paper in the Journal of Rural Studies reports on research from the ERC Global-Rural project led by CWPS-WISERD to examine the industrial transformation of a village in eastern China in the context of globalization. Co-authored by CWPS-WISERD Co-Director Professor Michael Woods with former CWPS-WISERD post-doc Dr Francesa Fois (now at Salford University), Professor Hualou Long of the…

Strengthening Welsh democracy discussed at media conference

CWPS-WISERD Co-Director will discuss how to strengthen democracy in Wales at a high-profile media conference this week. ‘Citizens’ Voices, People’s News: Making the Media Work for Wales’ takes place at the Institute of Welsh Affairs in Cardiff on Thursday 17 November, and features keynote speeches from Welsh Government Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, Dawn…

Panel and networking event – Reimagining Welshness: New & Emerging Research

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams and Head of BBC Radio 1 Aled Haydn Jones will be among the contributors at Aberystwyth University’s Festival of Research later this month. As part of the festival, the Centre for Welsh Politics and Society has organised a panel discussion entitled ‘Reimagining Welshness: New & Emerging Research’. The…

New chapters for CWPS-WISERD academics on language policy and planning

Three Aberystwyth University academics have written chapters in a new book that celebrates Professor Colin Williams’ contribution to the field of language policy and planning.  Language, Policy and Territory contains 18 chapters by Williams’ former students, colleagues and collaborators, including Professor Rhys Jones, Dr Huw Lewis and Dr Elin Royles, who are based at the Centre for Welsh Politics and Society (CWPS). The…

CWPS-WISERD Co-Director appointed to Independent Commission on the Constitutional Future of Wales

An expert on territorial and constitutional politics from Aberystwyth University has been appointed Commissioner to the new Independent Commission on the Constitutional Future of Wales. Dr Anwen Elias, CWPS-WISERD Co-Director and Reader in Politics in the Department of International Politics, was among the nine appointed individuals announced by the Counsel General and Minister for the…

A National Conversation on Wales’s Constitutional Future

In the latest edition of The Welsh Agenda, CWPS-WISERD Co-Director Dr Anwen Elias, CWPS Executive Board member Matthew Jarvis, Mike Corcoran and Noreen Blanluet discuss what a national conversation on Wales’s constitutional future should look like.  The discussion is based on the Constitutional Futures project which is based in Aberystwyth University and is led by…

Historic manuscripts inspire contemporary climate change poetry

Three poets from Aberystwyth University have penned a series of poems in response to old manuscripts from the National Library of Wales dealing with the weather and climate change. The poetry and manuscripts will be displayed online and in a shop window in the centre of Aberystwyth as part of the University’s Festival of Research…
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‘Nawr yw’r amser cywir i ddechrau trafod dyfodol Cymru yn y Deyrnas Unedig’

‘Now is the right time to start discussing the future of Wales in the United Kingdom’  CWPS Co-director and Principal Investigator of the Constitutional Futures project Dr. Anwen Elias is interviewed by Golwg360 on the future of Wales.  Read the interview here: https://golwg.360.cymru/newyddion/gwleidyddiaeth/2068664-nawr-amser-cywir-ddechrau-trafod-dyfodol-cymru
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Wales is having a rethink about its place in the UK – could it lead the way for everyone else?

Wales is having a rethink about its place in the UK – could it lead the way for everyone else? Anwen Elias, Aberystwyth University and Matt Wall, Swansea University Can the United Kingdom survive Brexit? This remains one of the great unanswered questions of our time. Politically, two major narratives have dominated. The first is that…