The Islamic World-System: A Study in Polity-Market Interaction

1st Edition

Masudul Alam Choudhury

Routledge
Published November 29, 2010
Reference - 272 Pages
ISBN 9780415613156 - CAT# Y114080

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Summary

This highly original book presents an alternative vision of globalization and explores the epistemology, derived from the Qur'an and the Prophetic guidance Sunnah, that underpins the systemic unity at the heart of the Islamic concept of world-system. Choudhury's investigation reveals the ethical foundations that influence the development of law, markets and social contract in Islamic societies. He then applies his methodology to issues and problems such as property rights, money, political economy, technology diffusion, microenterprise development and asset evaluation.

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