International Series on Public Policy

Social Policy in the Islamic World

Editors: Tajmazinani, Ali Akbar (Ed.)

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  • Examines social policy in the Islamic world
  • Contributes to debates in academia and policy forums about Islamic public policy
  • Uses case studies from across the Muslim world
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This book examines social policy in Muslim countries across the world and the status and role of Islamic teachings in such policies. It fills a gap in the literature by reviewing and comparing the experience of several Muslim countries from across the world. The existing social policy literature lacks a comprehensive appraisal of the social policy scene in Muslim societies, especially from a comparative perspective. This book will be of interest to a wide audience in the academic and policy forums related to and interested in Muslim societies and communities.

About the authors

Ali Akbar Tajmazinani is Associate Professor (Social Policy) and Dean of Social Science Faculty at Allameh Tabataba'i University, Iran, and former Director General of Youth Research Office and Head of International Affairs Department at the National Youth Organization of Iran.

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“This impressive edited collection will be of interest to anyone seeking to develop or deepen their knowledge of social policy in the Islamic world. With contributions from scholars around the world, it includes thematic and conceptual overviews alongside national case studies from Muslim-majority countries. The book summarises the key provisions and challenges, and fills an important gap in the comparative social policy literature. Highly recommended.” (Jane Millar, Professor of Social Policy, University of Bath)

“A pioneering volume which broadens discussions on social policy by including a number of case studies from the Muslim world. This volume highlights the role Islam plays in informing social policy approaches and social welfare provisions by state and non-state actors in Muslim-majority countries.” (Oliver Scharbrodt, Professor of Islamic Studies, University of Birmingham) 

“This tour de force introduces social policy in the islamic world. It covers the diverse social policy approaches in a broad range of historical, political, economic and cultural circumstances to what are in essence similar issues with regard to education, employment, health, housing, family and gender, inequality and poverty as well as social security. It deserves to be read.” (Professor Colin C Williams, Professor of Public Policy University of Sheffield)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-12

    Tajmazinani, Ali Akbar

  • Foundations of Social Policy and Welfare in Islam

    Pages 15-35

    Tajmazinani, Ali Akbar (et al.)

  • Social Policy and the Islamic World in Comparative Perspective: Taking Stock, Moving Forward

    Pages 37-62

    Jawad, Rana (et al.)

  • Beneficence and Welfare: Notes for the Comparative Study of “Doing Good” Practices (‘

    Pages 63-82

    Saeidnia, Sahar Aurore (et al.)

  • Cash Transfer Programs in MENA from a Child Rights Perspective

    Pages 83-105

    Bilo, Charlotte (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Policy in the Islamic World
Editors
  • Ali Akbar Tajmazinani
Series Title
International Series on Public Policy
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-57753-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-57753-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-57752-0
Series ISSN
2524-7301
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 321
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
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