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meritocracy in Sociology topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmeritocracymer‧i‧toc‧ra‧cy /ˌmerəˈtɒkrəsi $ -ˈtɑː-/ noun (plural meritocracies)  1 PPPSS[countable] a social system that gives the greatest power and highest social positions to people with the most ability2 the meritocracymeritocratic /ˌmerətəˈkrætɪk◂/ adjective
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meritocracyHowever, in a meritocracy, those at the bottom are clearly inferior.In a meritocracy, talent and ability are efficiently syphoned out of the lower strata.He was evidence that the trading floor was a meritocracy.In the collaborative meritocracy, people who are talented enough and committed enough are rightly seen as indispensable.The institutional racism model thus overlaps with an equal opportunities model which demands self-conscious meritocracy in spirit and in procedures.But it was possible to turn the critique of meritocracy against the schools themselves.Secondly it is a declaration that meritocracy does not operate by default.The meritocracy that reigned among students thus functioned hardly at all within the faculty.