Wrennall, Dafydd Huw

Huw, Dafydd
Start date:
September 2017
Research Topic:
The Legislative Style of the National Assembly for Wales: Implications of the First Decade
Research pathway:
Research Supervisor:
Dr Huw Pritchard and Professor Richard Wyn Jones
Supervising school:
School of Law and Politics,
Primary funding source:
ESRC

The objective of the proposed research is twofold: (i) to identify the legislative style of the National Assembly for Wales and (ii) to identify the social implications of that style.

The research will aim to undertake a legisprudential analysis of primary legislation hitherto enacted via documentary and content analyses, before submitting an empirical and qualitative evaluation of said analyses, deriving data from key informant interviews.

The research will contribute to the under-researched fields of legisprudence and legislative style generally, and to the specific devolved context.

Using Wales as the main case study, the research will also invite comparative and historical and linguistic study of the United Kingdom’s other devolved legislatures and other Commonwealth common law countries and bilingual legislatures.