Tony Chapman When Michael Young wrote The Rise of the Meritocracy, it was acceptable in most political circles to adopt educational [...]Read more
Meritocracy as Neoliberal Mantra
Jo Littler Why is the idea of meritocracy – the idea that society should be organised so that anyone can rise [...]Read more
A Meritocracy of Experience: Apprenticeships as the ‘Practical Solution’?
Angus McVittie This article considers the themes of Young’s book The Rise of the Meritocracy alongside an analysis of UK [...]Read more
Beyond Meritocracy: Equality, Classlessness and Citizenship
Hugo Radice The concept of ‘meritocracy’ is today generally understood as a positive one, meaning equality of opportunity for all individuals [...]Read more