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Islam and the Moral Economy

Islam and the Moral Economy
The Challenge of Capitalism

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  • Author: Charles Tripp, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
  • Date Published: August 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521863773

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  • How do modern Muslims adapt their traditions to engage with today's world? Charles Tripp's erudite and incisive book considers one of the most significant challenges faced by Muslims over the last sixty years: the challenge of capitalism. By reference to the works of noted Muslim scholars, the author shows how, faced by this challenge, these intellectuals devised a range of strategies which have enabled Muslims to remain true to their faith, whilst engaging effectively with a world not of their own making. The work is framed around the development of their ideas on Islamic socialism, economics and the rationale for Islamic banking. While some Muslims have resorted to confrontation or insularity to cope with the challenges of modernity, most have aspired to innovation and ingenuity in the search for compromise and interaction with global capitalism in the twenty-first century.

    • Sophisticated treatment of the diverse Muslim views of capitalism
    • Written by a highly regarded political scientist and scholar of the Middle East
    • A book for policymakers, journalists, professionals, students, all those looking for a clearer and more in-depth study of Islam and its interaction with the West
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    "Surprisingly, despite the importance of the topic, little has been published concerning the specifically Islamic responses to capitalism as a social and conomic phenomenon. Charles Tripp's Islam and the Moral Economy: The Challenges of Capitalism fills this significant gap in the literature. In one sense, it is a lively and well thought out survey of what dozens of major Muslim thinkers have thought about capitalism. As such, the value of the book lies less in its contribution to the literature on any particular individual than in its gathering together in one placea wealth of information on the great Muslim thinkers, often inaccessible to the average Westerner." - Robert Looney, Middle East Journal

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2006
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521863773
    • length: 240 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 160 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The 'social problem'
    2. Islamic social critics
    3. Islamic socialism
    4. Islamic economics and Islamic banks
    5. Repertoires of resistance: Islamic anti-capitalism

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Globalization and Islam: Sociology of Islam
    • Islamic Tradition
  • Author

    Charles Tripp, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
    Charles Tripp is Professor of Politics with reference to the Middle East at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is the General Editor of the Cambridge Middle East Studies Series and author of A History of Iraq (3rd edition, 2007) and The Power and the People: Paths of Resistance in the Middle East (2013).

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