publication . Doctoral thesis . 2016

Gender equality and meritocracy

Powell, Stina;
Open Access English
  • Published: 18 Feb 2016
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
This thesis examines how gender equality measures and discourses are reconciled with notions of merit in academia. Gender equality is often defined as equal rights for women and men and has become a widely accepted political goal and vision. Meritocratic principles build on the assumption that everyone, regardless of gender, class, race and sexuality, has the same opportunities to advance provided they are sufficiently hardworking and intelligent. Meritocratic principles thus build on the assumption that objective evaluations are possible. Along these lines, inequalities in academia are a natural outcome and not the result of discrimination. However, feminist st...
Subjects
free text keywords: Social Sciences Interdisciplinary (Peace and Conflict Research and Studies on Sustainable Society), Gender Studies
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