Ideal as an introduction and as a quick reference, Key Concepts in Critical Management Studies explores the essential concepts used within the field today. Specially edited and written by a range of international experts, key ideas are succinctly explained and illustrated beyond a simple definition. Further reading suggestions and cross-referencing provide the reader with means to develop their knowledge further.

With over 50 entries, from Actor Network Theory to Utopianism, readers have instant access and explanation of the most influential concepts in CMS literature. Clear and engaging, this will provide strong support for all courses involving critical management and is a perfect resource for anyone with an interest in this field.


David L.Levy

Definition: Environmentalism refers to a social movement and associated body of thought that expresses concern for the state of the natural environment and seeks to limit the impact of human activities on the environment.


Environmentalism has grown out of concerns that the natural environment and human health are adversely affected by the rapid growth of urbanisation, industrialisation, population and consumption in the modern era. These processes are associated with loss of natural habitats and endangerment of species, land degradation, natural resource depletion, and pollution of air, land and water due to waste products. Environmental concerns have shifted over time and vary by location (Guha, 2000). Urbanisation and industrialisation have created expressions of environmentalism directed toward urban effluent and hazardous factory wastes. Wilderness conservation and ...

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