The Barnett Papers in Social Research

The department publishes a working paper series, Barnett Papers in Social Research. This series gives Graduate Research Students and faculty members, as well as distinguished visitors to the department, the opportunity to “pre-publish" high quality research on the department's webpages in a timely manner.

Papers are published on the department’s website, and guidelines are available with information on how to submit a paper.

The Barnett Papers in Social Research have proven to be an effective tool to disseminate findings to stakeholders and to influence policy debate. This was recently demonstrated by the wide reference to Goldthorpe’s paper, Understanding – and misunderstanding – Social Mobility in Britain, in, for example, the Financial Times, Guardian, The Independent, and Sunday Times.