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Page 2 – Whitehall Versus Wales
Analysing the way Westminster shares legislative power with Cardiff Bay Robert Hazell says Wales risks getting the worst of both worlds.
Page 7 – News
Cardiff’s capital role in the 21st century; no shortage of questions at Swansea; the politics of geography in Wales; Welsh air links should be upgraded; Barbeque on Everest; busy programme ahead for the IWA; a ‘despite’ culture
Politics and Policy
Page 13 – Clear Red Water
Rhodri Morgan describes the distinctive policy approach developed by Cardiff Bay over the past three years.
Page 15 – Red Green Progressive Policies
Adam Price speculates on whether a coalition between Labour and Plaid Cymru is possible.
Page 16 – Our Man in Whitehall
Jessica Mugaseth comes face to face with Peter Hain.
Page 18 – The Devolution Dividend
Kevin Morgan asks whether the Assembly is worth having.
Page 23 – Art of Conversation in the Bay
David Melding wonders whether Wales has become a more eloquent political entity since devolution.
Page 26 – Devolution’s Colour Code
Charlotte Williams assesses the impact of the National Assembly on ethnic minorities.
Page 29 – Trajectory of Change
John Osmond puts the Richard Commission on the Assembly’s powers under the spotlight.
Culture and Communication
Page 33 – Ticking the Box
Unpacking the Welsh 2001 census results Denis Balsom finds subtle connections between the language and nationality.
Page 35 – A Stage for Wales
Michael Bogdanov says Cardiff and Swansea should collaborate to produce the forerunner for a federal national theatre.
Page 38 – Modest Venue – Melodramatic Debate
Terry Hands teases out what we mean by ‘national’ in addressing our north-south theatrical divide.
Page 40 – Rural Survival Strategy
Gareth Wyn Jones and Einir Young say we should embrace ‘Development Domains’ as a central focus for economic policy in the Welsh countryside.
Page 43 – Making Us Better Off
Steve Hill calls for the Assembly Government to adopt a culture of evaluation in its efforts to improve Welsh prosperity.
Page 47 – Why we need a Science Strategy
Phil Cooke charts Wales’ progress in venturing into the Knowledge Economy.
Page 51 – Networking the Genes
Paul Atkinson reports on a new genome research centre at Cardiff University.
Page 52 – Land of Science as well as Song
Rhodri Griffiths says we should learn to love our scientists.
Page 55 – Combating the ‘Gender Contract’
Helen Buhaenko reports on a project that is engaging with deprivation in the Gellideg council estate in Merthyr.
Page 62 – Making Environment Sustainable
Kevin Bishop and John Farrar report on a new study to measure our impact on the Welsh environment.
Page 66 – Team Wales Abroad
Eluned Haf reports on the new Welsh representation in Brussels.
Page 68 – Farming and the Men in Brussels
Glyn Davies describes his encounters with the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy and sketches out its future.
The Last Word
Page 72 – Endpiece
Interesting Times by Peter Stead