On Constitutional Meritarchy

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Title: On Constitutional Meritarchy
Subtitle: The application of novel democratic/meritocratic fusions in the legislative-executive functions of government
Written: 19 August 2014
Author Jacob Tierney

On Constitional Meritarchy - The application of novel democratic/meritocratic fusions in the legislative-executive functions of government is a 1426 word essay written 19 August 2014 by Jacob Tierney, then Vice-Meritarch of the Free State of Renasia. It examines the hybrid political system named as Constitutional Meritarchy, a hybrid of democracy and meritocracy, and issues which have plagued the formulation of meritocratic systems in the past, in an attempt to demonstrate the possibility that this new system solves them.

Written as Renasia approached her sixth anniversary and after two years of Constitutional Meritarchy in the Free State, it serves to act both as an exposition of the Renasian system, an explanation and an expansion. Focusing mostly on the abstract possible forms the system could take, rather than on the specific model outlined later on as the Guntanu'tl Model, Tierney focuses on trying to display the adaptability and stability of the system in order to provoke the reader to consider it as an alternative to either pure democracy or meritocracy.

Ultimately, the essay serves as a kind of explanatory piece when discussing the Guntanu'tl model, and a refutation of previous criticism of meritocracy otherwise.