Richard Wyn Jones

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Richard Wyn Jones in 2016

Richard Wyn Jones is a Welsh academic at Cardiff University, where he is Professor of Welsh Politics.[1] Jones is the former Director of the Institute of Welsh Politics and professor in Welsh politics and critical security studies at Aberystwyth University. [2]

Since 1997, he has led election surveys helping to detail the attitudes of electors in Wales in the immediate aftermath of Westminster and National Assembly elections. Jones joined the staff of Cardiff University in February 2009 as Director of the Wales Governance Centre.[3] He has written extensively on contemporary Welsh politics, devolved politics in the UK, and nationalism. In addition, he was also one of the founders of Critical Security Studies.[4] He is a regular broadcaster, commentating on Welsh politics in Welsh and English for the BBC in Wales and across the UK. He has also presented two TV series. Jones is also a regular columnist for the Welsh language current affairs magazine Barn.


  1. ^ "Professor Richard Wyn Jones". Cardiff University. Retrieved 27 May 2016. 
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  3. ^ Martin Shipton (3 February 2009). "Professor Richard Wyn Jones appointed as director of Wales Governance Centre at Cardiff University". WalesOnline. Retrieved 27 May 2016. 
  4. ^ Floyd, Rita (2007) ‘Towards a consequentialist evaluation of security: bringing the Copenhagen and Welsh Schools of security studies’, British International Studies Association, 33/1: 328