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Book Review: The Meritocracy Trap by Daniel Markovits

Bell, Phil (2020) Book Review: The Meritocracy Trap by Daniel Markovits. USApp-American Politics and Policy Blog (05 Apr 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In The Meritocracy Trap, Daniel Markovits argues that rather than aiding social mobility, the concept of meritocracy has become the single greatest obstacle to equal opportunities in the United States today. This provocative book marshals extensive evidence to show the tenacity of meritocracy’s narrative pull and how easy it is to get entangled in its logic, writes Phil Bell, yet its diagnosis is more compelling than its proposed solutions.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Date Deposited: 13 May 2020 23:32
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2020 23:34
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/104392

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