|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Seminars / Tutorials||22 Hours. 1 x 2 hour seminars per week|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||paper on a seminar of 1000 words||20%|
|Semester Assessment||2 x 3000 word essays||80%|
|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.|
By the end of the module, students will be able to:
- critically assess and evaluate the key issues in Welsh politics post 1999
- develop an understanding of the structures of governance, the policy process and the legal issues associated with politics in devolved Wales
- identify and evaluate key policy issues in Welsh politics
- analyse the relationship between the National Assembly and other politics actors in Wales, and
- contextualise developments in Welsh politics within a broader UK and European framework
This module is the core module for students on the 'S' pathway. The module introduces students to developments in Welsh politics since the creation of the National Assembly for Wales in 1999.
The aim of the module is to provide an in depth assessment and evaluation of politics in Wales post-devolution. It aims both to develop students understanding of the detail of the devolution settlement in Wales, and to encourage a critical understanding of the broader theoretical issues associated with devolution in Wales.
The module will trace key elements and themes in Welsh politics since the creation of the National Assembly for Wales, concentrating specifically on the structures of governance, the policy process and legal issues before moving on to discuss the broader roles of the National Assembly for Wales in contemporary Welsh and British politics. The first group of seminars will focus on the creation of the new institution; the constitutional foundations of the National Assembly for Wales, the internal structures of governance and the legal framework. The seminars will then focus on the intricacies of the policy process in Wales, before finally moving on to discuss representation, legitimacy and external relations in post devolution Wales.
15 ECTS credits
Reading ListGeneral Text
Chaney P, Hall T Pithouse (eds) (2001) New Governance - New Democracy? Post Devolution Wales University of Wales Press, Cardiff Primo search Osmond J and Barry Jones, J (eds) (2003) Birth of Welsh Democracy: The First Term of the National Assembly Cardiff, Institute of Welsh Affairs Primo search
Rawlings, Richard. Delineating Wales :constitutional, legal and administrative aspects of national devolution /by Richard Rawlings. Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 7