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The Internationalisation of Managerial Environmentalism: Globalisation, Diffusion and Territorialisation


  • Richard Perkins

    1. Department of Geography and Environment and The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science
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A remarkable feature of the past half century has been the emergence, diversification and diffusion of managerial environmentalism across large parts of the globe. This article examines how globalisation has been implicated in these internationalisation processes and outcomes. A central theme is that the ways in which aspects of managerial environmentalism have diffused are complex, multi-dimensional and defy simple generalisations about the constituent mechanisms and spatialities. Moreover, the international diffusion of environmental innovations has been shaped by the domestic geographies of place, resulting in uneven and hybrid patterns of managerial environmentalism across space.