Explore our research

Research at BSG is wide-ranging and evolving. It is challenge-focused and practice-based. Our research takes historical, comparative, multidisciplinary and collaborative approaches to identify and develop practical strategies for dealing with the challenges facing policy makers. We draw on extensive intellectual networks both within Oxford and internationally to ensure we keep on the cutting edge of knowledge and bring the best of this experience to our students. We also develop innovative, cross-sector partnerships with individuals and organisations to keep us practice-oriented and solutions-focused in all our research.

We recognize that there are many different forms of leadership, a range of views of democracy and diverse cultures in which people operate. That is why our research spans the local to the global in terms of the types of challenges we address and the ways that we explore to approach them. Through research that speaks to the kinds of issues policy makers face every day – such as protecting privacy while assuring security, averting or quelling conflicts, improving health or housing provision – we take research from inception to implementation.