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Book review: diploma democracy: the rise of political meritocracy by Mark Bovens and Anchrit Wille

Hampton, James (2017) Book review: diploma democracy: the rise of political meritocracy by Mark Bovens and Anchrit Wille. London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Abstract

In Diploma Democracy: The Rise of Political Meritocracy, Mark Bovens and Anchrit Wille examine how Western democracies are shaped by educational inequalities that lead to gaps in political participation and governments being dominated by academic elites. While less sure of some of the authors’ solutions for these ‘diploma democracies’, this is a convincing account of the influence of education on political inequality in Western Europe today, writes Jameel Hampton. Diploma Democracy: The Rise of Political Meritocracy. Mark Bovens and Anchrit Wille. Oxford University Press. 2017.

Item Type: Other
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s)
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2017 15:22
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2017 15:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/86250

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