Islam and Mammon: The Economic Predicaments of Islamism / Edition 1

Islam and Mammon: The Economic Predicaments of Islamism / Edition 1

by Timur Kuran
     
 

"In this first-rate analysis, Timur Kuran provides a rigorous analytical explanation and evaluation of the 'system of thought' that has come to be known as Islamic economics and the 'economic system' that it proposes. It is refreshing to see a work that stands apart from the mishmash of cultural relativism of Islamophiles and the ideological warfare of the

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"In this first-rate analysis, Timur Kuran provides a rigorous analytical explanation and evaluation of the 'system of thought' that has come to be known as Islamic economics and the 'economic system' that it proposes. It is refreshing to see a work that stands apart from the mishmash of cultural relativism of Islamophiles and the ideological warfare of the Islamophobes."—Sohrab Behdad, Denison University

"Timur Kuran has brought serious scholarship to a subject the rest of us have lacked the skill or courage to address. Moreover, he has managed to package this major achievement in a book that is well-written, timely, and accessible to a broad audience."—Laurence R. Iannaccone, George Mason University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691126296
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
12/05/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents


Preface ix

CHAPTER ONE

The Economic Impact of Islamism 1

CHAPTER TWO

Islamic Economics and the Islamic Subeconomy 38

CHAPTER THREE

Islamism and Economics: Policy Prescriptions for a Free Society 55

CHAPTER FOUR

The Genesis of Islamic Economics: A Chapter in the Politics

of Muslim Identity 82

CHAPTER FIVE

The Notion of Economic Justice in Contemporary Islamic Thought 103

CHAPTER SIX

Islam and Underdevelopment: An Old Puzzle Revisited 121

Notes 149

References 169

Index 189

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