Dr Kate Ferguson is a foreign policy expert specialising in atrocity prevention and civilian protection. She is Co-Executive Director of Protection Approaches, a charity she co-founded in 2014 to change how the world views hate and other forms of identity-based violence - and by so doing, change the way communities, governments and international institutions respond to and prevent it. She is the first Chair of Policy at the European Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, Honorary Research Fellow at the University of East Anglia, and a Policy Fellow at the Centre for Science and Policy at the University of Cambridge. Kate has an MPhil in Russian and East European Studies from the University of Oxford and a PhD from the University of East Anglia. She tweets at @WordsAreDeeds.
'This book provides a new understanding of the role of non-state military actors in identity-based conflicts. It is rich in detail and will contribute much to our understanding of the nature of non-state armed groups--rigorous and insightful.' -- Rachel Kerr, Reader in International Relations and Contemporary War, King's College London 'Architectures of Violence is a well-written, comprehensive study of paramilitarism during the wars in Yugoslavia in the 1990s. Ferguson strikes a good balance between empirical depth and conceptual breadth--her conclusions are relevant beyond the specific dynamics of that conflict.' -- Ugur Ungor, Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, University of Amsterdam