Introduction: The invisible aid sector

Tittensor, David and Clarke, Matthew 2014, Introduction: The invisible aid sector. In Clarke, Matthew and Tittensor, David (ed), Islam and development: Exploring the invisible aid economy, Ashgate, Farnham, Eng., pp.1-11.

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Title Introduction: The invisible aid sector
Author(s) Tittensor, DavidORCID iD for Tittensor, David
Clarke, Matthew
Title of book Islam and development: Exploring the invisible aid economy
Editor(s) Clarke, Matthew
Tittensor, DavidORCID iD for Tittensor, David
Publication date 2014
Chapter number 1
Total chapters 10
Start page 1
End page 11
Total pages 11
Publisher Ashgate
Place of Publication Farnham, Eng.
Keyword(s) Islam
Summary The study of Islam since the advent of 9/11 has made a significant resurgence. However, much of the work produced since then has tended to focus on the movements that not only provide aid to their fellow Muslims, but also have political and at times violent agendas. This tendency has led to a dearth of research on the wider Muslim aid and development scene.

Focusing on the role and impact of Islam and Islamic FBOs, an arena that has come to be regarded by some as the ‘invisible aid economy’, Islam and Development considers Islamic theology and its application to development and how Islamic teaching is actualized in case studies of Muslim FBOs. It brings together contributions from the disciplines of theology, sociology, politics and economics, aiming both to raise awareness and to function as a corrective step within the development studies literature.
ISBN 9781409470809
Language eng
Field of Research 220403 Islamic Studies
169999 Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 940302 International Aid and Development
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2014, Ashgate
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