Richard Wyn Jones

Richard Wyn Jones

Cardiff University
Professor of Welsh Politics and Director of the Wales Governance Centre

Biography


Richard Wyn Jones joined the staff of Cardiff University in February 2009 as Director of the Wales Governance, having previously worked as Professor of Welsh Politics and founding Director of the Institute of Welsh Politics at the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University. He has written extensively on contemporary Welsh politics, devolved politics in the UK and nationalism. In addition, Richard was one of the founders of Critical Security Studies.

Richard is a regular and widely respected broadcaster, commentating on Welsh politics in both Welsh and English for the BBC in Wales and across the UK. He has also presented two TV series and is a regular columnist for the Welsh language current affairs magazine Barn.

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Posts by this author

Welsh Assembly Interior Column

Remembering Rhodri

Rhodri Morgan did more than steady the Welsh Assembly's early steps, writes Richard Wyn Jones, he led Wales to a point where devolution seems the natural state of affairs.
Brexit Reflections

Brexit Reflections - Why did Wales shoot itself in the foot in this referendum?

Richard Wyn Jones looks at the reasons contributing to a leave vote in a part of the UK that benefits most from EU membership.
Welsh and UK flags

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back for Wales

The UK Government's response to criticism of the draft Wales Bill is more of a staging post than a destination, says Richard Wyn Jones.

The impact of ‘The Vow’ is being felt in Wales too

Wales has been squeezed harder than Scotland under the Barnett Formula. The challenge now facing First Minister Carwyn Jones is to explain to the Welsh electorate why it is fair that poorer Wales receives less privileged treatment that that given to more prosperous Scotland, writes Richard Wyn Jones.

Ever looser Union: What Smith means for rUK?

The implications of the Smith Commission's report for the rest of the UK were highlighted both by the Prime Minister and leaders of English local government within a few hours of its publication. Richard Wyn Jones suggests that Smith may well have serious implications on the other side of the Tweed - and the Severn.

It’s not all about Scotland: England and Wales after the independence referendum

The independence referendum focussed the attention in the UK and beyond on Scotland. However, argues Professor Richard Wyn Jones, the contours of the constitutional debate throughout the UK should not be seen from an entirely Scottish perspective.