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The rational believer : choices and decisions in the madrasas of Pakistan

Author: Masooda Bano
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Islamic schools, or madrasas, have been accused of radicalizing Muslims and participating, either actively or passively, in terrorist networks since the events of 9/11. In Pakistan, the 2007 siege by  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Masooda Bano
ISBN: 9780801450440 0801450446
OCLC Number: 794302771
Description: 250 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: 1. Religion and Reason: A New Institutionalist PerspectivePart I: Institutional Change and Stability2. Religion and Change: Oxford and the Madrasas of South Asia3. Explaining the Stickiness: State-Madrasa Engagement in South Asia4. Organization of Religious Hierarchy: Competition or Cooperation?Part II: Determinants of Demand for Informal Institutions5. Formation of a Preference: Why Join a Madrasa?6. Logic of Adaptive Preference: Islam and Western FeminismPart III: Informal Institutions and Collective Outcomes7. The Missing Free-Rider: Religious Rewards and Collective Action8. Exclusionary Institutional Preference: The Logic of Jihad9. Informal Institutions and DevelopmentAppendix: Research MethodologyReferencesIndex
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"Masooda Bano's insightful and compelling book dispels many myths about madrasas in Pakistan and elsewhere. It explains the attraction and resilience of such institutions and shows why U.S. and Read more...

 
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