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A Balance Sheet

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Wallerstein, I. (2011). A Balance Sheet. In Wallerstein, I. Historical Capitalism with Capitalist Civilization. Verso, pp. 113-138

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[...] The institutionalized meritocratic system helps a few to gain access to positions they merit and from which they might otherwise be barred. But it allows many more to gain access to positions on the basis of ascribed status under the cover of having gained this access by achievement.

probably my fave take on meritocracy as ideology

—p.133 by Immanuel Wallerstein 4 years, 10 months ago

[...] The institutionalized meritocratic system helps a few to gain access to positions they merit and from which they might otherwise be barred. But it allows many more to gain access to positions on the basis of ascribed status under the cover of having gained this access by achievement.

probably my fave take on meritocracy as ideology

—p.133 by Immanuel Wallerstein 4 years, 10 months ago