Negotiating Singapore’s meritocracy : a subtle shift?
Nur Diyanah Binte Anwar
Date of Issue2015
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Recent debates on meritocracy have invited questions on what Singapore regards as 'merit'. There seems to be agreement to expand our understanding of the term to promote more equitability. Several concepts have emerged reflecting how meritocracy is evolving in the Singapore context, such as 'compassionate meritocracy', "trickle up meritocracy" and 'meritocracy through life'.
RSIS Commentaries; 030/15
Nanyang Technological University