David Kilcullen. Out of the Mountains: The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla. Oxford: Oxford University Press, x + pp. $ (cloth), ISBN. Out of the Mountains: The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla by David Kilcullen book review. Click to read the full review of Out of the. Out of the Mountains has ratings and 58 reviews. Hadrian said: Broad study of some future trends in warfare. Kilcullen considers that warfare against.
|Published (Last):||22 February 2012|
|PDF File Size:||1.79 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||13.42 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
This book is an in depth analysis of current and future urban environments and how security, armies, governments, businesses and illegitimate organizations operate within. Kilcullen identifies these problems and vulnerabilities. Further, these projects take money, which may be in a short supply in the era of austerity and increasingly partisan politics. I was impressed with the argument itself, but if we accept Kilcullen’s argument that all four of the klicullen mentioned factors play a role in future of war, what do we do about it?
But overall his summary of these developments is a useful background to what has already started happening. Kilcullen shows how urban society can produce combatants and govern neighborhoods: The solution will most often not be a iklcullen military maneuver, no tin soldiers on a table map. Return to Book Page. No trivia or quizzes yet. Thanks mountainns telling us about the problem.
Out of the Mountains | Hurst Publishers
Chapter 2 discusses the scale of these conflicts from the international through to the local level. Quotes from Out of the Mounta In this context, a littoralization of the planet might be generating unprecedented consequences at multiple levels in the case of the book, at military level, a displacement of conflicts — drug-related conflicts, kilcuplen conflicts, terrorism, ecological conflicts, to name but a few — and its consequences towards coastlines from city’s situation to sea level kilcuullen, pollution, disease, urban overstretch.
Conflict in Connected Cities. A lot of the observations are of the “obvious if you live in a city” sort of thing, but the way Kilcullen takes those observations and constructs an actionable theory of military and police action is pretty damn beautiful.
Just as present-day counterinsurgency doctrine kilcuullen materialize overnight, the answers to the questions Mr.
Out of the Mountains: The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla
Ingenuity and adaptability and mobility will be important components. As he wryly points out, klicullen locals can only see a small part of oyt problem seeing it “through a drinking straw”and besides, if they had all the answers they would’ve solved the problem by now. Thankfully, he does not limit pf to dire warnings. Dec 29, Simon Blair rated it really liked it.
I mean, as far as I can tell he even creates, or at least actively patronizes, a kilcyllen word: Kilcullen warns us that: This deeply researched and compellingly argued book provides an invaluable roadmap to a future that will increasingly be crowded, urban, coastal, connected–and dangerous. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This is far more than a book on tactics in the chaotic world we’re in: We will need to involve local people deeply to address problems that neither outsiders nor locals alone can solve, drawing on the insight only locals can brin Readers who enjoy the work of Robert Kaplan or oht Paul Theroux—the engaging mix of adventure writing with sophisticated social and political analysis—will find Kilcullen quite appealing.
Our clustering and our connectivity leads to new vulnerabilities that enemies can exploit. Kilcullen argues that conflict is increasingly likely to occur in sprawling coastal cities, in peri-urban slum settlements that are enveloping many regions of the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia, and in highly connected, electronically networked settings. I truly believe that this book will make me a better person, much more than any self-help or economy book could ever accomplish.
Sep 08, Joseph rated it really liked it. It is all laid out here as an excellent p Kilcullen givs a good overview of the likely character of warfare in the coming decades. His extensive fieldwork on the ground in a series of urban conflicts suggests that there will be no military solution for many of the struggles we will face in the future.
Out of the Mountains 2. Jul 27, Michele rated it really liked it Shelves: We will need to involve local people deeply to address problems that neither outsiders nor locals alone can solve, drawing on the insight only locals can bring, together with outsider knowledge from fields like urban planning, systems engineering, renewable energy, conflict resolution and mediation.
The appendix is where the technical meat is, and it’s quite fascinating. His extensive fieldwork on the ground in a series of urban conflicts suggests that there will be no military solution for many of the struggles we will face in the future.
Jun 22, Michael Griswold rated it really liked it.
I learned a great deal of new information, not just about these kilcjllen but about the roles of both military and non-state ki,cullen actors, the impacts of population shifts and flows and how a city is like a living organism – and perhaps most importantly, how, in the face of current demographic trends toward coastal “littoral” megalopolises of the future, the best quality to strive for and try and iilcullen in mega cities is resilience, as stability may be unsustainable in the face of such population density.
David Kilcullen is the author of the highly acclaimed The Accidental Guerrilla and Counterinsurgency. He suggests that cities, rather than countries, are the critical unit of analysis for future conflict and that resiliency, not stability, will be the key objective.
The Coming Age of the Urban Guerilla author David Kilcullen cogently explains how certain macro-social changes over the course of the next generation will change warfare as we know it. Two new points yet are changing the means by which we understand these two first trends: He argues that “The city-as-a-system approach … can mountzins applied to many complex problems that may appear unrelated — rural soil salinity, urban crime, water or fuel shortages, offshore piracy, social injustice, or racial exclusion, for example — to understand how they interact in a given city or network”.