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The rational believer

Author: Masooda Bano; Cornell University Press.
Publisher: Ithaca ; London : Cornell University Press, 2012.
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Masooda Bano; Cornell University Press.
ISBN: 9780801450440 0801450446
OCLC Number: 913057334
Notes: Índice.
Description: XII, 250 p. ; 24 cm
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
Responsibility: hoices and decisions in the Madrasas of Pakistan / Masooda Bano.


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"All in all, this book is thick on social science theory, which is its main strength. It is a useful and timely contribution to the study of South Asia's madrasas." * The Journal of Religion *

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