Ten recommendations for political ecology case research

Cornelia Helmcke*

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Contributions in political ecology draw heavily on case study research. This has triggered questions regarding the wider theoretical relevance to such studies. This article argues that one of the main shortcomings of political ecology case studies is not their wider applicability, but that scholars often miss reflection on their chosen cases and case methodology. The purpose of the article is to examine the continued relevance of case study research, especially within more recent advances of political ecology, and to develop ten recommendations for how a political ecology case study could overcome identified weaknesses.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)266-276
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Political Ecology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 4 May 2022


  • Theory building
  • Methodology
  • Decolonial
  • Case study
  • Political ecology
  • More-than-human


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