Linking Sustainable Livelihoods to Natural Resources and Governance: The Scale of Poverty in the Muslim World

Linking Sustainable Livelihoods to Natural Resources and Governance: The Scale of Poverty in the Muslim World

by Abdul-Mumin Abdulai, Elmira Shamshiry

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ISBN-13: 9789811012143
Publisher: Springer Singapore
Publication date: 11/11/2016
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2014
Pages: 198
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Abdul-Mumin Abdulai holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and Resource Development with Sociology from the University of Ghana, Accra-Legon, (1997-2000), Master’s degree in Sociology and Anthropology from International Islamic University Malaysia (2004-2006), and Doctorate degree in Environment and Development (2007-2010) from the Institute for Environment and Development, National University of Malaysia/Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). His research interests include livelihoods sustainability, natural resource utilization, poverty and inequality issues and environmental governance. He is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute for Environment and Development, National University of Malaysia/Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).

Elmira Shamshiry obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering (Natural Resources) from the University of Shahid Chamran, Ahvaz, Iran (2001-2005), Master’s degree in Environmental Science from University Putra Malaysia (2007-2009), and Ph.D in Environment and Development (2009-2013) from the Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI), National University of Malaysia/Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). Her research interests include environmental sustainability, modelling, waste management and natural resources engineering. She is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Environment and Development, National University of Malaysia/Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).

Table of Contents

​Preface.- Acknowledgement.- List of tables.- List of figures.- List of boxes.- Chapter 1: Introduction.- Chapter 2: Theory and practice on poverty - Natural resources and governance.- Chapter 3: Techniques and methods used to investigate muslim world's poverty.- Chapter 4: The incidence and trend of poverty in the muslim world.- Chapter 5: Natural resource endowments and development trend in the muslim world.- Chapter 6: Governance and poverty alleviation in the muslim world.- Chapter 7: Zakat as policy tool to reduce poverty and improve livelihoods.- Chapter 8: Addressing pertinent development questions in the muslim world.- Chapter 9: Toward a practicable development collaboration.- References.

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