|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||15 Hours. (15 x 1 hour)|
|Seminars / Tutorials||8 Hours. (8 x 1 hour)|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Essay: 1 x 3,000 words||50%|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours||50%|
|Supplementary Exam||Students may, subject to Faculty approval, have the opportunity to resit this module, normally during the supplementary examination period. For further clarification please contact the Teaching Programme Administrator in the Department of International Politics.|
On completing the module students will be able to:
- critically analyse, assess and evaluate the main constitutional and organisational features of the various plans for a form of Parliament for Wales put forward before 1997;
- critically analyse, assess and evaluate the main constitutional and organisational features of the National Assembly for Wales;
- describe and evaluate the nature of the policy-process in the National Assembly;
-analyse the nature of the Assembly'r inter-governmental relations with other layers of government, in particular the UK and European levels.
- describe and analyse the nature of party-competition and political culture in a devolved Wales.-
-Critically examine the different proposals for deepening devolution to Wales.
This module will introduce students to the form of developed goverment established in Wales in 1999 as part of the UK government's programme of constitutional reform. Following discussion of the previous plans for devolution, the module focuses on examining different facets of the constitutional arrangements and politics of the National Assembly for Wales. On this basis, the module seeks to assess the future prospects of devolution to Wales.
-contextualise devolution by comparatively considering the various plans for a form of Parliament for Wales put forward before 1997;
- the main constitutional and organisational features of the National Assembly for Wales;
- the nature of the policy-process in the National Assembly;
- the nature of party-competition and political culture ina devolved Wales.
-the future of devolution to Wales.
Devolution: the historical context
An overview of the historical attempts at devolution to Wales
From Kilbrandon to the 1979 debacle
Resurrecting the dream: The Road to the Assembly
The National Assembly for Wales
The original proposal: The Government of Wales Act 1998
The evolution of devolution: 1999 - 2004
The Government of Wales Act 2006
The policy process and Welsh devolution
The National Assembly, the UK State, the European Union and the World
Political Culture in Post-Devolution Wales
Electoral Politics in Post-devolution Wales
The Political Parties post-devolution
The National Assembly and Civil Society in Wales
Representation and the National Assembly
The Future of Devolution?
The future of devolved government I
The future of devolved government II
10 ECTS credits
Reading ListGeneral Text
Welsh Assembly Government (2004). Report of the Richard Commission (HMSO)_ Primo search Chaney, P., Hall, T. Pithouse, A. (eds.) (2001) New Governance - New Democracy? Post Devolution Wales Cardiff : University of Wales Press Primo search Hazell R (ed.) (2003) The state of the Nations: The Third Year of Devolution in the United Kingdom Exeter: Imprint Academic Primo search Morgan, K. O. (1998) Rebirth of a Nation: A History of Modern Wales Oxford: Oxford University Press Primo search Osmond, J.,Jones, J. B. (eds.) (2003) Birth of Welsh Democracy: The First Term of the National Assembly Cardiff: Institute of Welsh Affairs Primo search Rawlings, R. (2003) Delineating Wales Cardiff: University of Wales Press Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 6