Economic Liberalisation, Social Capital and Islamic Welfare Provision

Hardcover | June 15, 2009

byJane R. Harrigan

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This book looks at two aspects of Islamic activity in the Middle East and North Africa, the development of social capital and the provision of welfare services, within the context of economic liberalization programs to see whether the retrenchment of the state under liberalisation has created a space for Islamic-based activities.

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This book looks at two aspects of Islamic activity in the Middle East and North Africa, the development of social capital and the provision of welfare services, within the context of economic liberalization programs to see whether the retrenchment of the state under liberalisation has created a space for Islamic-based activities.

JANE HARRIGAN is a Reader in Economics and Head of the Economics Department at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, UK. Prior to that she was a Senior Lecturer at Manchester University, UK. She is co-author of the two-volume book Aid and Power: The World Bank and Policy-Based Lending (with Paul Mosl...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.56 × 5.57 × 0.8 inPublished:June 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230202195

ISBN - 13:9780230202191

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Table of Contents

Islamic Social Welfare and Political Islam in the Arab World
Social Capital, Faith-Based Welfare and Islam
‘You Reap What You Plant’: The Historical Evolution of Social Networks in Jordan
Faith-Based Welfare and Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood Movement
Economic Liberalisation, Poverty and Faith-Based Welfare Provision in Egypt 1991-2006
Economic Reform, Social Welfare, Civic Society and Islamists in Morocco
Structural Reform and the Political Economy of Poverty Reduction in Tunisia: What Role for Civil Society?
Conclusion and Synthesis: What Can be Learnt from our Four Country Studies?