Contemporary Societal Meritocratic Approaches

Main researcher:
Assoc. Prof. Marek Hrubec, PhD.
Institute of Philosophy

The research activity is focused on comparative analyses of meritocratic approaches and concepts in the contemporary societies, specifically in the European Union, China, and Sub-Saharan Africa, mainly from a perspective of social and political theory. The analyses of positive and negative aspects of meritocracy have the long tradition. However, in the contemporary age of global interactions, including various societal conflicts, particular approaches to meritocracy in the different parts of world come into confrontation and their reformulation both in the individual societies and cultures, and in their mutual macro-regional and even global dialogues.