In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Given the names initially under consideration and the ones denied an airing, it is obvious that political unions rather than meritocracy still carry the greater weight.
- He inherited from the French Revolution a meritocracy.
- It's the end of meritocracy, let alone democracy.
- What is happening to the campaigning steamroller that was going to propel the new prophets of technocratic and meritocracy craving Labor into power?
- Many liberal democracies, Britain included, justify wide disparities in the income levels of the rich and poor in terms of a doctrine of meritocracy.
- That makes it a good focus for a discussion of meritocracy, reverse discrimination, innate abilities, cultural prejudice and so on.
- The forces that promoted revolution in France - meritocracy, ambition, new kinds of knowledge - were captured and harnessed to a revived conservatism in Britain.
- This is different from representative democracy, or meritocracy.
- He did his best, offering equal citizenship, collective solidarity, meritocracy and mutual respect as his core Party values.
- A spokesman for the Singapore government said recently: ‘We are doing it in the interests of meritocracy, transparency and objectivity.’
- Accordingly, Napoleon's meritocracy channelled the gifted and diligent into an educational system which was geared to serving the needs of the regime.
- Allied to the control with which candidate selection lists are drawn up, it seems the Party is letting us slip into its own form of meritocracy, badly dressed up as democracy.
- For the first time in the 20th century, Britain's agonisingly slow progress towards meritocracy went into reverse.
- A genuine political meritocracy would be representative of the general population, because it would include people from all genders and communities and would exclude only those without merit.
- But it seems fair to ask, even if we are all democrats now, whether it is wise to make a god of democracy, never mind the Spartan meritocracy, ‘successful in theory and practice, which commits us to atheism’.
- He says Republicans believe in meritocracy and recognise those with good ideas.
- However, it will not alter the arrogance and meritocracy that is inherent in party politics.
- The political system, however, is not a meritocracy in the same sense.
- While Prussia had used nationalism to overcome France's advantage in recruiting, it found that adopting a meritocracy was more difficult.
- France, which prides itself on being a meritocracy, has slowly ossified into its default mode of hierarchy.
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