Amsterdam University Press
De beste de baas?
Title
De beste de baas?
Subtitle
Verdienste, respect en solidariteit in een meritocratie
Price
€ 30,90
ISBN
9789053568156
Format
Paperback
Number of pages
168
Publication date
Dimensions
15.6 x 23.4 cm

Tsjalling Swierstra, Evelien Tonkens (eds)

De beste de baas?

Verdienste, respect en solidariteit in een meritocratie

It is generally thought that all people should have equal opportunities and their social position should not be dictated by race, sex or heritage. This ideology of meritocracy has been embraced by the Dutch and other European societies. But is this something to strive for? This provocative book has a number of renowned philosophers and sociologists look at the downside of meritocracy. They show that meritocracy runs counter to other important ideals such as solidarity, respect and democracy.
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Editors

Tsjalling Swierstra

Tsjalling Swierstra is lecturer philosophy at the Faculty of Culture and Society at the University of Maastricht

Evelien Tonkens

Evelien Tonkens is professor of sociology at the University of Amsterdam.