Islamic Finance and Global Capitalism

An Alternative to the Market Economy

Authors: Watkins, James

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  • Focuses on the challenge that Islamic finance poses to traditional finance
    Juxtaposes Islamic finance with traditional finance orthodoxies
    Furthers current public policy debates regarding the efficacy of the market economy as a consequence of the repercussions from the 2008 financial crisis 

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This book examines whether Islamic finance and Islamic economics is challenging the orthodoxy of the money markets. Can ethical finance combined with the prohibition on interest and speculation really work in the global economy? With a political economy approach, the book explores how the industry has grown in modern times – from a short-lived bank in an Egyptian city in the 1960s through to a global industry that is today valued at US$2.05 trillion. From the revelation as articulated by the Prophet Muhammed in the seventh century through to the gleaming 21st century skyscrapers of Dubai and Kuala Lumpur, the book covers the end of European colonialism, the controversial utterances of self-styled religious leaders, the impact of Islamophobia, and the efforts to end poverty through Islamic microfinance. The book uncovers an industry that is both profitable and changing the face of contemporary capitalism.  

About the authors

James Simon Watkins is a Lecturer at Regent’s University London, UK. He was the Political Adviser at the Embassy of Japan in London and he has worked in the UK Houses of Parliament. He was the Chief Executive of a business group and was a UK Labour Party candidate for the 2014 European Parliament election. 

 


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Islamic Finance and Global Capitalism
Book Subtitle
An Alternative to the Market Economy
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-59840-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-59840-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-59839-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 524
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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