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Religion and social welfare in the Middle East

Religion and social welfare in the Middle East

by Rana Jawad
     
 

As religion continues to regain its centrality in both academic and policy circles around the world, this book presents a new framework which examines the complex social and political dynamics shaping social welfare in the Middle East. Based on an in-depth study of the major Muslim and Christian religious welfare organisations in Lebanon (including Hezbollah), and

Overview

As religion continues to regain its centrality in both academic and policy circles around the world, this book presents a new framework which examines the complex social and political dynamics shaping social welfare in the Middle East. Based on an in-depth study of the major Muslim and Christian religious welfare organisations in Lebanon (including Hezbollah), and drawing upon supplementary research conducted in Iran, Egypt and Turkey, the book argues that religion is providing sophisticated solutions to the major social and economic problems of the Middle East. It will be of use to students and academics of social policy, sociology, politics and Middle Eastern studies.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

This is a ground-breaking analysis of the contribution that religions make to social welfare programmes in the Middle East and to their wider involvement in social and economic development. James A. Beckford, Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick

....a bold, coherent but also balanced and 'realist' dissection of the role and significance of religious belief and practice within social welfare provision. Chris Baker in Journal of Social Policy

Political Studies Review - Edward Gaier

"...an indispensable resource for academics interested in the revival of religion in social policy as well as professionals in the international development field looking for descriptive insight into religiously based civil society." 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781861349538
Publisher:
Policy Press at the Univ of Bristol
Publication date:
07/29/2009
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
17.20(w) x 24.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Rana Jawad, Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations, University of Warwick

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