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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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Decades prior, in fact, though one need only go as far back as Edgar Rice Burroughs's prewar Tarzan of the Apes (1912) to see a novel that values "physical fitness and prowess" (117), offers a model for "Gatsby's famous double-sidedeness, over which critics have long puzzled--as chivalrous lover and cold-blooded killer" (119), promotes (white) male sexual restraint and championing of female virtue, and registers an Anglo response to ethnic and meritocratic threats--this last, among other things, in the guise of Jane's suitor Canler, a businessman whose ability to buy her in marriage suggests the meritocratic threat inherent in a democratic capitalist.
The honors phenomenon (programs and colleges) which began appearing at state universities in number in the late 1950s and early 1960s--although the very first such programs date back to the 1920s--have reflected and contributed to a system based both on egalitarian access and meritocratic sorting.
They acted at two levels: through the meritocratic networks of modern society, and the reactivation of snobbism, derived from old forms of prestige, stubbornly reconstructing their memory as a group thanks to their familial and genealogical history.
A meritocracy or "aristocracy of talent" is a parody of democracy; in it the best and the brightest flee the common lot and buttress themselves in a world of privilege, which, as Lasch wrily observed, is "the very definition of meritocratic success.
I FIND it rather hypocritical of Labour to unveil the Baby Bond scheme as a means to create a meritocratic society.
A second example of a contradictory statement occurs when Boufoy-Bastick (1997) states that `the Chinese-run government has instigated meritocratic selection procedures which protect it against having high-ranking Malays in the military' (p.
Likewise, job competition for scientific and technical workers is rigorously meritocratic.
That's why our single, Wannabe, was described as an anthem to Thatcherite meritocratic aspiration.
It is true that advertising, long before most other businesses, established a tradition of being informal and meritocratic so that the final step to dispensing with everything that makes an office recognisable -- hierarchy, ritual, massed desks/workstations (however informally arranged) -- is a short one.
At times Huxley appears a role model for the contemporary academic -- meritocratic, flogged and flogging himself through insane lecture loads, money troubles and editorial deadlines, impatient with the cosy gentility of his predecessors, a hard bargainer, and politically astute enough when furthering the cause of his deeply held convictions, thinking nothing of reviewing the Origin in three separate journals or of scooping three professorships, all of which he amply fulfilled.
Employers' efforts to promote meritocratic values inside an organization can yield unintended consequences," Castilla said.
However, the new meritocratic appointment system would not come into effect for another three years.
The Certification recognizes our efforts and the results achieved, also in the creation of a meritocratic work environment.
European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) is the new governing body which handles tournament administration, with meritocratic qualification and enhanced TV rights deals, two of the chief results of the new format.
Following the ICC Board's decision to hold a stand-alone ICC Women's World Twenty20 tournament every four years, alternately with the ongoing joint men's and women's ICC World Twenty20, this tournament guarantees both regular playing opportunities and a meritocratic pathway to the ICC Women's World Cup.