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Merit System 

A system in which public sector hiring of bureaucratic personnel is done on the basis of ability and fitness for particular jobs rather than other factors such as service to a political party.

(Kernaghan, Kenneth. 1995. Public Administration in Canada. Scarborough, ON: Nelson Canada, p. 685.)

     

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