Readership: Scholars and students of philosophy, politics, and legal theory; policy makers; general readers.
Matt Cavanagh, Lecturer, St Catherine's College, Oxford
"... a book that dares to argue against both meritocracy and equality, surely has to be welcome as a way out of the mess." - Philosophical Investigations
"Cavanagh does create space for new ideas and on more than one occasion offers some penetrating insights on both meritocracy and equality." - Philosophical Investigations
"This is a clearly written book that repays careful attention." - Political Studies Review
"Useful book ... Cavanagh does a tidy job of distinguishing a variety of ways of reading the meritocratic principle." - Contemporary Political
"It is true that Against Equality of Opportunity is a contrarian book - and all the better for that." - John Gray, The Independent, Thursday Book,
"... the book fully lives up to its provocative title. In the horse-trading of meritocracy versus equality, few have had the nerve and imagination to throw out both these ideals at once." - Nicholas Fearn, Spectator