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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
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|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.
"This is a path-breaking analysis of the contribution that religions make to social welfare programmes in the Middle East and to their wider involvement in social and economic development." James A.