This "memo controversy" could form almost a case study of the ugly method.
Business seminars could use the Ford implosion as a case study to show the need to remain agile and change with the times.
The 2006 campaign, in any event, was a case study in tribal divisiveness.
case study n.
A detailed analysis of a person or group, especially as a model of medical, psychiatric, psychological, or social phenomena.
An exemplary or cautionary model; an instructive example.