Meritocracy is marketed as a system for the management of scarce resources but is in fact the imposition and justification for scarcity. This article examines university education in Singapore as the prime site for the production of meritocratic ideology and considers the consequences more generally on the Singapore polity.
Author Archives: Stefano Harney
Stefano Harney is a Hayden Fellow at Yale School of Art, and an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Gender, Sexuality, Race, and Social Justice at the University of British Columbia. He has taught widely in Southeast Asia, North America, and Europe. He works in a number of collectives including freethought, Le Mardi Gras Listening Collective, School for Study, Ground Provisions, and the Anti-Colonial Machine. He is co-author with Howard Thomas of "The Liberal Arts and Management Education: A Global Agenda for Change" (Cambridge University Press, 2020). With Fred Moten, he is co-author of The "Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study" (2013) and "All Incomplete" (2020) both published by Minor Compositions/Autonomedia.