Case collection: Blavatnik School of Government

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About Blavatnik School of Government

The Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford exists to inspire and support better government and public policy around the world. As well as teaching current and future public leaders, the Blavatnik School conducts independent, evidence-based research into pressing issues facing policymakers around the world, and convenes leaders and experts to foster better public policy.

About the collection

Since 2017, the Case Centre on Public Leadership at Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government has been adapting the case method to the unique needs of public policy education. They use their cases to bring cutting-edge faculty scholarship into the classroom, combining disciplinary research and policy teaching. From narratives of crisis management during the COVID-19 pandemic to police reform in the era of Black Lives Matter, their cases put students in the shoes of public-sector leaders around the world who must confront complex policy dilemmas. Their cases help students to strengthen their analytical-thinking, communication, and decision-making skills – key competencies expected of effective government leaders.  

With a mission to advance public service worldwide, the Blavatnik School is keen to share this powerful strategy with other schools of government, leadership and public policy. The Blavatnik School's cases have been used to teach future public leaders from around the world, both at Oxford and beyond, as well as senior government practitioners currently in the field. The team also received worldwide recognition with The Case Centre’s 2019 Outstanding Case Writer award, the first school of government to do so.

The Blavatnik School also offer a number of free cases. Browse here

The case method

The Centre on Public Leadership have published the following resources about the case method.

Karthik Ramanna ; Oenone Kubie
Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
Reference no. 321-0220-6
Karthik Ramanna ; Sarah McAra
Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
Reference no. 321-0221-6
Teaching cases online

Learning policymaking through cases

Collection contact

For any queries related to the Blavatnik School of Government’s case collection, please contact:

Sarah McAra
e sarah.mcara@bsg.ox.ac.uk
t  44 (0)1865 616718

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Available from The Case Centre

The Blavatnik School of Government’s collection, and their accompanying instructor materials, is available from The Case Centre.

The Blavatnik School of Government’s materials are also available as part of our discounted pricing scheme for members in developing countries

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Learning with Cases: An Interactive Study Guide

Learning with cases can be a challenging experience.

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Learning with Cases: An Interactive Study Guide

Learning with cases can be a challenging experience.

Our interactive study guide takes students through the process, providing practical tips, tricks and tools.

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