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Qur'anic guidance for good governance : a contemporary perspective

Author: ʻAbdullah Aḥsan; Stephen Young
Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing, 2017.
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This book is a study of religious principles of good governance in our contemporary societies. Historically, religion has provided guidance for organizing societies. In modern times, however, religious ideas have been marginalized in social science literature. Contributors to this work explore what values and practices the Qur'an can contribute to governing our economic, political, and social life today.
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al-Ahsan, Abdullah.
Qur'anic Guidance for Good Governance : A Contemporary Perspective.
Cham : Springer International Publishing, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: ʻAbdullah Aḥsan; Stephen Young
ISBN: 9783319578736 3319578731
OCLC Number: 1000453929
Description: 1 online resource (234 pages)
Contents: List of Figures; Editors and Contributors; Qur'anic Guidance for Good Governance; Contents; Chapter 1 Introduction ; Defining Good Governance; Good Governance and Religions; Islamic Governance; The Structure of the Book; Chapter 2 Guidance for Good Governance and Civilizational Transformation: Lessons from History, Religion and Science ; Introduction; Formation of Civilizations in History: The Freudian Perspective; The Problem of Darwinian View of Man; Kant's Perception on the Beginning of Human History; Ibn Khaldun's Perception on Growth and Decline of Civilization. Rational Soul and Scientific Studies of the Human Nature; Conclusion; Chapter 3 Science, the Qur'an and the Moral Community ; Is Science Discovering a Universal Human Culture?; Qur'anic Principles of Good Governance, Science and a Moral Community; Fitrah; Amanah; 'Adalah; The Moral Mind; A Scientific Framework for Understanding Different Cultures; Conclusion; Chapter 4 Al-Siyasah al-Shar'iyah: Good Governance in Islam ; Governance and Good Governance; Al-Siyasah al-Shar'iyah; Al-Nizam al-Islami; Islamic Governance in the Secular Turkish Republic; Islamic Governance in Nonsecular Malaysia. Conclusion; Chapter 5 Qur'anic Guidance and American Financial Enterprise ; The Paradigm of Failure; Debt; AIG; Lack of Quality Income; Compensation Incentives; Boards of Directors; Breach of Fiduciary Standards; Loyalty to Self; Lack of Due Care; Qur'anic Guidance; Khalifa-Ship; Amanah; Shura; Ijtihad; The Myth of the Rational Market and Fitra; The Problem of Faithless Agents; Two Recent Notable Failures of Corporate Governance; What Can We Do About Faithless or Negligent Agents?; Use of Self-interest; Use of Character; Conclusion. Chapter 6 Economic Governance and the Political Economy of the 2008 US Financial Crisis: A Taxonomic Essay; Introduction: The Historical Debate About Economic Governance; Understanding the Great Recession of 2008; Rationality Amidst a Crisis; Lessons from the Great Depression for Economic Governance; The Fate of FIRSTS Under the ML Model; A Clash of Values and the Purist Resurrection: The Rise of the Right; Formation of a New Coalition Based on Trust in God, Faith in Religious Fundamentalism, and Suspicion of the Government; Ibn Khaldun, Laffer Curve, and Reaganomics. Small Government Congress, Deregulation, and the Demolition of the FIRSTS; Realization of the Ideal of Small Government and its Aftermath; Governance in a Purist Economy: For Whom, and by Whom?; Findings and Conclusions of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) Report (2011); Conclusion; Chapter 7 A Malaysian Perspective in Qur'anic Governance: Family Autonomy Vs. State Intervention ; Introduction; General Principles of Good Family Governance; The Qur'an and Good Family Governance; The Malaysian Society, Good Governance, and Current Challenges to the Family; Islamic Family Law; Marriage. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Abdullad al-Ahsan, Stephen B. Young, editors.

Abstract:

This book is a study of religious principles of good governance in our contemporary societies. Historically, religion has provided guidance for organizing societies. In modern times, however, religious ideas have been marginalized in social science literature. Contributors to this work explore what values and practices the Qur'an can contribute to governing our economic, political, and social life today.

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