The Rise of the Meritocracy

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Transaction Publishers, 31 gru 2011 - 180
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Michael Young has christened the oligarchy of the future “Meritocracy.” Indeed, the word is now part of the English language. It would appear that the formula: IQ+Effort=Merit may well constitute the basic belief of the ruling class in the twenty-first century. Projecting himself into the year 2034, the author of this sociological satire shows how present decisions and practices may remold our society. It is widespread knowledge that it is insufficient to be somebody's nephew to obtain a responsible post in business, government, teaching, or science. Experts in education and selection apply scientific principles to sift out the leaders of tomorrow. You need intelligence rating, qualification, experience, application, and a certain caliber to achieve status. In a word, one must show merit to advance in the new society of tomorrow. In a new opening essay, Young reflects on the reception of his work, and its production, in a candid and lively way. Many of the critical ambiguities surrounding its original publication are now clarified and resolved. What we have is what the Guardian of London called “A brilliant essay.” and what Time and Tide described as “a fountain gush of new ideas. Its wit and style make it compulsively enjoyable reading from cover to cover.”
 

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Very underrated book that works both as science fiction and as sociology and introduced the word "meritocracy." This is written as a sociological treatise from the year 2033 and does tell much about where we are and where we are going. However, how meritocracy falls is not quite convincing. Przeczytaj pełną recenzję

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Chapter One
9
Chapter Two
30
Chapter Three
47
Chapter Four
69
Part Two
91
Chapter Five
93
Chapter Six
116
Chapter Seven
142
Chapter Eight
153
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Michael F.D. Young studied at the universities of Cambridge and Essex and the former Regent Polytechnic. He is Senior Lecturer in Sociology of Education at the University of London Institute of Education, and was previously Head of Science at the London Nautical School.

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