Dr Elin Royles

BSc Prifysgol Cymru Aberystwyth, MSc (Econ) Prifysgol Cymru Aberystwyth, PhD Prifysgol Cymru Aberystwyth

Dr Elin Royles

Senior Lecturer

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Profile

Elin joined the department in 2003 and is a Senior Lecturer. Her research and teaching are associated with the areas of: Territorial Politics and Post-devolution UK politics; Sub-state diplomacy and Nation-building; Sub-state climate change & sustainable development policy; Civil society; Language planning and policy.

She is currently the Chair of the Aberystwyth University Branch of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol; Member of the Department of International Politics Management Team; Director of Welsh Medium Studies, Department of International Politics; Member of Executive Committee and leader on the ‘Language, Culture and Identities’ Theme of the Centre for Welsh Politics and Society – WISERD @ Aberystwyth.

Teaching

Research

Main areas of research: Territorial Politics and post-devolution UK politics; Sub-state diplomacy and nation-building; Sub-state climate change & sustainable development policy; Civil Society; Language planning and policy.

She is currently involved in the following research grants: • Education, language and identity ESRC Civil Society Research Centre: Devolution, Social and Economic Change and the Local and Regional Landscapes of Civil Society (WISERD). Work Package 2.3 Co-I with Prof Rhys Jones (PI) and Co-Is Prof Lindsay Paterson and Dr Fiona O’Hanlon, Edinburgh University. • Autonomy Movements and Economic and Social justice Co-Investigator H2020 IMAJINE: Integrative Mechanism for Addressing Spatial Injustice and Territorial Inequalities in Europe, Lead Partner: Aberystwyth University. Start date: January 2017 for 5 years. • Language Revitalization and Socio-cultural Transformation AHRC networking grant (January 2017 for 2 years) with Dr Huw Lewis as PI.Her thesis that won the Political Studies Association's Walter Bagehot Prize for the best thesis in government and public administration in 2004-05 and between 2005 and 2014 she was co-editor of the Contemporary Wales journal.

Publications

2017

Lewis, D., Royles, E. 2017. Taro’r cydbwysedd yn iawn: cloriannu cynigion Llywodraeth Cymru ar gyfer Bil y Gymraeg.

Lewis, D., Royles, E., McLeod, W. 2017. Language revitalisation, mobility and the transformation of community: Revitalise Project, 1st Workshop Briefing Report.

Royles, E. 2017. Sub-state diplomacy: understanding the international opportunity structures. Regional and Federal Studies 10.1080/13597566.2017.1324851 Cadair

Lewis, D., Royles, E. 2017. Language Revitalisation and Social Transformation: Evaluating the Language Policy Frameworks of Sub-state Governments in Wales and Scotland. Policy and Politics 10.1332/030557317X14938075758958 Cadair

Royles, E., Powel, D.H. 2017. Policy Briefing Report Best Practice: The Ombudsman in a decade of public policy change. Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University Cadair

2016

Lewis, D., Royles, E. 2016. Adfywio Iaith a Newid Cymdeithasol: Gwerthuso Strategaethau Iaith yng Nghymru a’r Alban: Nodyn Briffio.

Sherlock, A., Royles, E., Williams, J. 2016. A Welsh Model of Commissioners? Cambrian Law Review 45 (2014) Cadair

Royles, E. 2016. Substate Diplomacy, Culture, and Wales: Investigating a Historical Institutionalist Approach. Publius: The Journal of Federalism 46 (2) pp. 224-247. 10.1093/publius/pjw003 Cadair

2015

Royles, E., McEwen, N. 2015. Empowered for Action? Capacities and constraints in sub-state government climate action in Scotland and Wales. Environmental Politics 24 (6) pp. 1034-1054. 10.1080/09644016.2015.1053726 Cadair

Royles, E., Casey, T. 2015. 'The Decline and Revival of Welsh Nationalism'. In J. R. Rudolph. (ed) Encyclopedia of Modern Ethnic Conflicts: Revised and Expanded. 2ndth edn, Greenwood Publishing Group pp. 703-722. Cadair

2014

Royles, E., Powel, D.H. 2014. Commissioners and the Ombudsman and the infrastructure of Welsh Governance: lessons from Wales and lessons for Wales: Policy Briefing Report. Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University Cadair

Royles, E., Powel, D.H. 2014. Y Comisiynwyr a’r Ombwdsmon a seilwaith Llywodraethiant Cymru: gwersi o Gymru a gwersi i Gymru: Adroddiad Briffio Polisi. Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University Cadair

2013

Royles, E. 2013. A leader in a changing world? Welsh climate change policy. 63rd Political Studies Association Annual International Conference. Other Cadair

2012

Jones, R.L.W., Royles, E. 2012. Wales in the World: Intergovernmental Relations and Sub-state Diplomacy. British Journal of Politics and International Relations 14 (2) pp. 250-269. 10.1111/j.1467-856X.2011.00502.x Cadair

Royles, E. 2012. A 'responsibility' to act globally: investigating the Welsh Assembly Government's engagement in nrg4SD. In H. Bruyninckx., S. Happaerts., K. V. d. Brande. (eds) Sustainable Development and Subnational Governments. Policy-making and Multi-level Interactions. Development Studies Firstth edn, Springer Nature, Basingstoke pp. 160-180. Cadair

2011

Royles, E. 2011. A Small Nation but a Global Leader amongst Sub-state Governments? Investigating the Welsh Assembly Government’s climate change and sustainable development activity. In N. McEwan., W. Swenden., N. Bolleyer. (eds) Multi-level Government & the Politics of Climate Change. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh pp. 22-25. Other Cadair

2010

Royles, E. 2010. Llywodraeth ranbarthol a chymdeithas sifil yng Nghymru a Chatalwnia. Gwerddon 5 2 pp. 27-52. Cadair

Royles, E. 2010. Small, smart, successful: a nation influencing the 21st century world? The emerging Welsh paradiplomacy. Contemporary Wales 23 pp. 142-170. Cadair

2009

Royles, E. 2009. Llywodraeth ranbarthol a chymdeithas sifil yng Nghymru a Chatalwnia – gwersi Catalwnia i Gymru? Saunders Lewis Memorial Fund Cadair

Royles, E.R., Rahman, R.J., Creunant, G. 2009. Dysgu Gwleidyddiaeth a Seicoleg trwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg: Adroddiad Terfynol (Teaching Politics and Psychology through the medium of Welsh: Final report). Cyngor Cyllido Addysg Uwch Cymru Cadair

Jones, A.E., Royles, E. 2009. Relations with Europe and Local Government. In R. W. Jones., R. Scully. (eds) Wales Devolution Monitoring Report. UCL Press, London pp. 61-69. Other Cadair

2008

McCallion, M.S., Royles, E. 2008. Relations with Europe and Local Government. In R. W. Jones., R. Scully. (eds) Wales Devolution Monitoring Report. UCL Press, London pp. 47-54. Other Cadair

McCallion, M.S., Royles, E. 2008. Relations with Europe and Local Government. In R. W. Jones., R. Scully. (eds) Wales Devolution Monitoring Report. UCL Press, London pp. 48-56. Other Cadair

McCallion, M.S., Royles, E. 2008. Relations with Europe and Local Government. In R. W. Jones., R. Scully. (eds) Wales Devolution Monitoring Report. UCL Press, London pp. 54-70. Other Cadair

2007

Royles, E. 2007. Revitalising Democracy? Devolution and Civil Society in Wales. Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru | University of Wales Press Cadair

Royles, E., Jones, A.E. 2007. Relations with Europe and Local Government. In R. W. Jones., R. Scully. (eds) Wales Devolution Monitoring Report. UCL Press, London pp. 50-55. Other Cadair

Royles, E., Jones, A.E. 2007. Relations with Europe and Local Government. In R. W. Jones., R. Scully. (eds) Wales Devolution Monitoring Report. UCL Press, London pp. 56-63. Other Cadair

Jones, A.E., Royles, E. 2007. Relations with Europe and Local Government. In R. W. Jones., R. Scully. (eds) Wales Devolution Monitoring Report. UCL Press, London pp. 61-70. Other Cadair

2006

Jones, A.E., Royles, E. 2006. Relations with Europe and Local Government. In R. W. Jones., R. Scully. (eds) Wales Devolution Monitoring Report. UCL Press, London pp. 50-55. Other Cadair

Jones, A.E., Royles, E. 2006. Relations with Europe and Local Government. In R. W. Jones., R. Scully. (eds) Wales Devolution Monitoring Report. UCL Press, London pp. 48-53. Other Cadair

Royles, E., Jones, A.E. 2006. Relations with Europe and Local Government. In R. W. Jones., R. Scully. (eds) Wales Devolution Monitoring Report. UCL Press, London pp. 61-69. Other Cadair

Royles, E. 2006. Civil Society and the New Democracy in Post-devolution Wales - A Case Study of the EU Structural Funds. Regional and Federal Studies 16 (2) pp. 137-156. 10.1080/13597560600652031 Cadair

2004

Royles, E. 2004. Civil Society and Objective 1. Contemporary Wales 16 (1) pp. 101-121. Cadair

2003

Royles, E. 2003. Objective 1. In J. Osmond., J. B. Jones. (eds) Birth of a Welsh Democracy: The First Term of the National Assembly for Wales. Institute of Welsh Affairs, Cardiff pp. 131-148. Cadair