The Constitution Unit has long argued that the Welsh Assembly should have primary legislative powers like the Scottish Parliament. This project culminated in two reports exploring how this could be achieved.
This devolution monitoring project built on a first phase undertaken from 1999-2005. It comprised five research teams who recorded and analysed all significant developments in the field of devolution and devolved governance across the UK.
This project considered parliament-executive relations in the context of multi-level governance. Led by Robert Hazell and Akash Paun, it investigated the relationship between Britain's three legislatures.
This project was commissioned by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and undertaken by Arup and the Constitution Unit. It evaluated the role of Regional Chambers and produced a framework for assessing their impact on regional policy.
This project examined the role of local MSPs and AMs. It considered how their approach to the role had developed and whether devolution has rendered representation more effective or simply more confused.
This project considered the role of the law in shaping the first five years of New Labour's devolution settlement. It considered both legal and political resolution of disputes and also investigated the impact of judicial review on the Scottish Parliament.
The Unit's ESRC-funded project monitoring devolution created four monitoring teams, in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the English regions. These produced regular reports on political and constitutional developments. Its reports are gathered here.