Stefan Collini: Versions of Meritocracy, 1 April 2021
Show More The Crisis of the Meritocracy: Britain’s Transition to Mass Education since the Second World War by Peter Mandler.
Oxford, 361 pp., £25, September 2020, 978 0 19 884014 5Show More
The Meritocracy Trap by Daniel Markovits.
Allen Lane, 464 pp., £10.99, August 2020, 978 0 14 198474 2Show More
“... economic developments in the US and the UK are driven by many of the same basic forces, Daniel Markovits’s book demonstrates the way the different cultural traditions of the two societies have resulted in different responses to the ‘crisis of meritocracy’. In a detailed study of the way wealth and privilege are now transmitted across ...”