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Social welfare and religion in the Middle East : a Lebanese perspective

Author: Rana Jawad
Publisher: Bristol ; Portland, OR : Policy Press, 2009.
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For a region which usually occupies media headlines and academic enquiry with concerns over global security and the supply of petroleum oil, the Middle East would appear averse to any talk of progressive social policy. But below the hard-hitting headlines, what do local Middle Eastern populations think of social welfare, equality and solidarity? The original analysis in this book presents a new and comprehensive  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rana Jawad
ISBN: 9781861349538 186134953X
OCLC Number: 437081907
Description: ix, 315 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: religion and social policy --
an "old-new" partnership --
Religion and the foundations of social policy --
Lebanon: a profile of political and welfare institutions --
A philosophy of social service: faith or social insurance? --
Systems of provision and welfare outcomes: defining and treating the causes of poverty --
Social solidarity: between power and morality --
Social ethics and welfare particularism --
What next for the Middle East? Re-reading history, re-visioning future possibilities of positive action.
Responsibility: Rana Jawad.

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The original analysis in this book presents a new and comprehensive narrative of social welfare in the Middle East through an examination of the role of religious welfare.  Read more...

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" ...a bold, coherent but also balanced and 'realist' dissection of the role and significance of religious belief and practice within social welfare provision." Chris Baker in Journal of Social Read more...

 
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