Cookies?
Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

Merit vs Equality? The argument that gender quotas violate meritocracy is based on fallacies

Murray, Rainbow (2015) Merit vs Equality? The argument that gender quotas violate meritocracy is based on fallacies. British Politics and Policy at LSE (07 Dec 2015). Website.

[img]
Preview
PDF - Published Version
Download (483kB) | Preview

Abstract

The case against gender quotas often involves the argument of merit. The logic is that we should recruit on the basis of merit, not gender; quotas recruit on the basis of gender and so are by definition unmeritocratic. This is a myth used to justify the privilege-based status quo, argues Rainbow Murray. By focusing on political recruitment, she explains why merit and quotas are not mutually exclusive but that in fact, quotas are essential to a meritocratic system for they open up politics to everyone.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2017 13:24
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2020 23:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/73664

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics