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Introduction: The invisible aid sector

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posted on 2014-01-01, 00:00 authored by David TittensorDavid Tittensor, Matthew ClarkeMatthew Clarke
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.

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Title of book

Islam and development: Exploring the invisible aid economy

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1

Pagination

1 - 11

Publisher

Ashgate

Place of publication

Farnham, Eng.

ISBN-13

9781409470809

Language

eng

Publication classification

B1 Book chapter

Copyright notice

2014, Ashgate

Extent

10

Editor/Contributor(s)

M Clarke, D Tittensor

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