Environmental Management as Political Sustainability

  title={Environmental Management as Political Sustainability},
  author={David L. Levy},
  journal={Organization \& Environment},
  pages={126 - 147}
  • David L. Levy
  • Published 1 June 1997
  • Political Science
  • Organization & Environment
Grounded in critical theory and the Gramscian concept of hegemony, this article argues that environmental management (EM) can be understood as an accommodation to growing public awareness of environmental problems that potentially threatens dominant hegemonic coalitions. On the material level, EM is a set of practices that ameliorates the more egregious environmental consequences of industrialproduction; on the ideological and symbolic level, EM constructs products and companies as "green " and… Expand
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