These projects will use the prisms of multi-level governance; neo-institutional theory and sub-national public policy-making to examine devolution and the changing relations between individuals, institutions in civil society and the state.
Work Package 2.1: This project will explore the relationships between participation in higher education and engagement in civil society, especially at the local level.
Work Package 2.2: This project will combine archive work, case studies and interviews to investigate how the territorial administration of the third sector in Wales has changed over the post-war period in response to shifting patterns and processes of governance; and explore how this has affected the way third sector organisations’ shape and deliver welfare.
Work Package 2.3: The project will use interviews and questionnaires to investigate the types of civic participation and conceptions of language and identity promoted within the statutory education system, and within civil society organisations working with young people, in both Wales and Scotland.
Work Package 2.4: This project will utilise a mixed-methods design incorporating interviews, focus groups, a scoping analysis of secondary quantitative data and a cross-national survey to explore the role of trust and transparency within the context of multi-level governance.
The research context is the post-1945 Cultural Cold War.