meritocracy


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a form of social system in which power goes to those with superior intellects

the belief that rulers should be chosen for their superior abilities and not because of their wealth or birth

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However, as scientific technology began to come into Japan after the Meiji period (1868-1912), the monoculture produced by meritocracy moved ahead.
Thus, organizational emphasis on meritocracy may both stimulate the tendency to apply competence-related stereotypes and provide the cover needed to act on the stereotypes.
The term meritocracy was invented in 1958 by the British sociologist Michael Young in his compelling book of so-sci-fi called The Rise of Meritocracy (Lemann, 1997, [p.
He also knew that creating a meritocracy that rewards excellence would attract the best people to education.
But he failed to consider the question of what happens to social mobility once a meritocracy has been established.
Beliefs about meritocracy are set in stone once one passes 25, but a person's trust in government can change in response to a recession up until age 40.
What she likes most about her new employer is the clear job description and the culture of meritocracy that rewards high performers.
Secondly, the semi-religious beliefs of Confucianism raise the idea of a meritocracy as a possible permutation of democracy.
The meritocracy model is under-identified, that is, it is not grounded in a real-word scenario.
In that volume, a piece by Jeremy Beer has the daunting title, "Wendell Berry and the Traditionalist Critique of Meritocracy.
Times also reports that the Vatican is introducing performance-based pay with bonus incentives as part of its turn toward meritocracy.
FA chief executive Brian Barwick is unconvinced by the strategy and said: "We believe in the meritocracy of players in the team on performance and on ability first and foremost.
In it Woodside presents a refreshing comparison of east Asia and the West, a critical assessment of the "hazards" that came along with the political experiments on meritocracy, and an urgent warning against an influential but "fossilized optimism" (p.
Professional athletes, such as Michael Jordan and Mia Hamm, have obtained high status in the American meritocracy as a result of the value of their excellent athletic abilities.
MICHAEL YOUNG, in his new introduction to The Rise of the Meritocracy (1994 [1958]), that work upon which much of his reputation rests, asserts with great clarity the nature of his position.