Mark’s current research interests lie with the impacts that both globalization and the internationalization of legal frameworks is having on global attempts to promote equality and human rights. He is particularly interested in examining how social, political and economic power affects the development of neo-liberal laws and policies within bodies such as the EU.
Mark is the co-founder and co-director of the International Network for Hate Studies which aims to bring together academics, policy makers and practitioners internationally to understand and combat hate speech and hate crime. He is also co-editor of the new book The Globalization of Hate:
Internationalizing Hate Crime? (OUP) which examines the effects of globalization on the dissemination of hate and how international bodies are responding to this invidious social phenomenon.
Mark is currently the principle investigator (UK) on a large two year EU funded project which will provide an international comparative analysis of the legal processes for hate-motivated offences across Europe.