Delineating Wales

Constitutional, Legal and Administrative Aspects of National Devolution

Author(s): Richard Rawlings

Language: English

Genre(s): History Welsh Interest

Series: Politics and Society in Wales

  • November 2003 · 750pages · 234x156mm

  • ·Paperback - 9780708317396

About The Book

This text evaluates the legal and constitutional aspects of devolution. Drawing on interviews with those responsible for the devolutionary scheme, it considers the internal architecture and operation of the National Assembly, and Wales’s relationship with Britain and the European Union.


'...It is a comprehensive and authoritative account of the devolution settlement in Wales, and a major contribution to the literature on devolution more generally. The University of Wales Press should feel proud: it is a beautifully edited and produced book, which is a real pleasure to read.' Contemporary Wales 'This is one of the two most important books about Welsh society and politics to appear in our generation...Rawlings gives us a magisterial account of the civic institutions that are being put in place...Delineating Wales brilliantly describes the emerging political culture of civic Wales.' Planet. 'Rawlings has produced a masterful guide to Welsh devolution, which should be read by all with an interest in the modern public law in the United Kingdom.' Modern Law Review

'...admirably comprehensive and microscopically detailed study...a valuable legal take on where we are now and where we might go from here'.Public Administration

About the Author(s)

Richard Rawlings

Richard Rawlings is Professor of Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His major works include Law and Administration (2nd edn, 1997) (with Carol Harlow), Grievance Procedure and Administrative Justice (1987), Pressure through Law (1992) (also with Carol Harlow), Law, Society and Economy (1997) (edited collection), and Law and Administration in Europe (2003) (edited collection with Paul Craig). Born and educated in Cardiff, he has also contributed a series of leading essays on devolution under such titles as ‘The New Model Wales’, ‘The Shock of the New’, and ‘Taking Wales Seriously’.

Read more