ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Searching for a Fourth Way

Modernity and Meritocracy

The vision of a meritocracy is integral to modernity, resting upon principles of achievement, individualism, and the primacy of academic knowledge. Each of these is now debated, particularly the claim of individual contributions to merit. Among the four responses that are possible, a multifactor approach to social inequality in selection, social interventions, and institutional, academic support may actually be truest to modernity’s promise of freedom and fairness.



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Updated On : 30th Nov, 2017

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