Ten recommendations for political ecology case research



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.

Keywords: methodology, decolonial, case study, political ecology, more-than-human, theory building

How to Cite: Helmcke, C. (2022) “Ten recommendations for political ecology case research”, Journal of Political Ecology. 29(1). doi: