Biography

Mark joined the Liverpool Law School as a Postgraduate Research Student in October 2016. Prior to this, Mark graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in July 2014 with LLB (Hons) degree, and again in November 2015 with LLM in ‘Global Crime, Justice and Security’.

Research

Mark’s research interests lie primarily in the fields of constitutional law and theory (particularly from a UK perspective), terrorism, conflict and security, and human rights.

Mark’s PhD thesis, for which he was awarded funding by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, explores the contemporary challenges posed by the phenomenon of international terrorism, and the narratives which this phenomenon drives, to the constitutional arrangements of the United Kingdom. In particular, the way in which the concept of constitutionalism manifests in the context of counterterrorism, specifically, and the context of the United Kingdom, broadly, forms the theoretical basis for the inquiry sustained throughout the thesis.

Theis title

Unravelling the Constitution: The Impact of International Terrorism on the Constitutional Arrangements of the United Kingdom

Publications

M. Bennett, 'The Ever-Expanding 'Emergency' Exception: Syria, the War Powers Convention, and the Bypassing of Prior Parliamentary Debate' (UK Constitutional Law Association Blog, 25 April 2018)

R. Greally and M. Bennett, 'A Report on the Inaugural Northern Public Law Forum (2018)' (UK Constitutional Law Association Blog, 5 March 2018)