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An Islamic Perspective on Governance

An Islamic Perspective on Governance

by Zafar Iqbal, Mervyn K. Lewis


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Zafar Iqbal and Mervyn K. Lewis examine, from an Islamic perspective, some central issues in public, economic and corporate governance. Amongst topics analysed are theories of justice, taxation, budget deficits, Islamic financing modes, public and private accountability, and corruption.
The authors’ starting point is that the Islamic perspective on governance and its differences from Western approaches requires an understanding of the basic tenets, philosophy and legal traditions of Islam. They develop the Islamic position on matters widely acknowledged as being under-researched in Islamic social enquiry, bringing a fresh and contemporary slant to governance issues by drawing insights from modern theory and practice, and combining them with classical and modern Muslim interpretations. Their analysis explicitly acknowledges self-interested behaviour, adding a public choice dimension to the limitations and workability of any governance arrangements.
This unique and highly innovative book will have strong appeal for those with an interest in Islamic economics, public policy, banking, and Asian and Middle Eastern studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781847201386
Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 01/01/2009
Series: New Horizons in Money and Finance Series
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

Zafar Iqbal, Professor of Finance,National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Pakistan and Mervyn K. Lewis, Emeritus Professor, University of South Australia, Adelaide and Emeritus Fellow, Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface 1. Perspectives on Governance 2. The Methodology of Islamic Economics 3. Justice: The Inner Core of Governance 4. An Islamic Perspective on Taxation 5. Problems of Implementing Taxation in Islamic Countries 6. Islamic Position on Budget Deficits 7. Financing Methods for Government Bodies 8. Accountability and Governance 9. Governance and Corruption 10. Conclusion References Index

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