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Establishment and Meritocracy (Haus Curiosities)

Peter Hennessy

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ISBN 10: 1908323779 / ISBN 13: 9781908323774
Published by Haus Publishing, 2015
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Title: Establishment and Meritocracy (Haus ...

Publisher: Haus Publishing

Publication Date: 2015

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Edition: First Edition - may be Reissue.

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Like so many of the postwar generation in Britain, Peter Hennessy climbed the ladders of opportunity set up by the 1944 Education Act designed to encourage a more meritocratic society. In this highly personal book, Hennessy examines the rise of meritocracy as a concept and the persistence of the shadowy notion of an establishment in Britain’s institutions of state. He asks whether these elusive concepts still have any power to explain British society, and why they continue to fascinate us. To what extent are the ideas of meritocracy and the establishment simply imagined? And if a meritocracy rose in the years following 1945, has it now stalled?

With its penetrating examination of the British school system and postwar trends, Establishment and Meritocracy is an important resource for those concerned about the link between education and later success, both for individuals and their societies.

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Peter Hennessy spent twenty years in journalism and as a presenter for the BBC. Baron of Nympsfield since 2010, he is also a fellow of the British Academy and the author of multiple books, including Establishment and Meritocracy and The Kingdom to Come.

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