Understanding meritocracy

Wednesday, 25 June 2014


In today’s edition of TODAY, there was an article contribution by Mr Pravin Prakash from the Department of Political Science at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences on meritocracy in Singapore. He opined that it is important that we identify meritocracy as a principle rather than a system of government because making this distinction allows us to examine the various facets of the system without attributing all of it to meritocracy. He noted that the system of governance needs to evolve beyond meritocracy to address inequality to a greater degree than before.

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