Anwen's research is in the broad area of comparative regionalism and nationalism, and has mainly focused on Western Europe. Her work has examined the attitudes of nationalist and regionalist parties towards European integration, as well as the ways in which these parties seek to advance and adapt to processes of constitutional change. Current research projects are focused on territorial politics in times of economic and political crisis (funded by UACES and the Aberystwyth University Research Fund), and the role of regionalist and nationalist parties in achieving political, economic and social justice (Horizon2020 funded project).
Shifting forms of governance and the grassroots politics of separatism will undertake comparative case studies in regions where separatist movements are in flux, to understand perceptions of and engagement in separatist conflicts from the bottom-up. Start date provided is
The Centre for Welsh Politics and Society / WISERD@Aberystwyth aims to use research on Welsh politics and society, comparative studies of Wales and other nations and regions, and analyses of Wales’s global connections, to make internationally-significant cutting-edge
This article examines the strategic behaviour of the Scottish National Party (SNP) in regional elections from 1999 to 2016. It builds on recent work that has theorized the kind of strategic tools regionalist parties have at their disposal in electoral competition, and the...
WISERD's Centre for Welsh Politics and Society is based at Aberystwyth University
The IMAJINE project (Integrative Mechanisms for Addressing Spatial Justice and Territorial Inequalities in Europe) led by the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) team at Aberystwyth University was launched in...