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Islam Instrumentalized: Religion and Politics in Historical by Jean-Philippe Platteau

By Jean-Philippe Platteau

during this publication, economist Jean-Philippe Platteau addresses the query: does Islam, the faith of Muslims, endure a few accountability for an absence of financial improvement within the international locations during which it dominates? In his nuanced process, Platteau demanding situations the common view that the doctrine of Islam is reactionary within the feel that it defends culture opposed to modernity and person freedom. He additionally questions the view that fusion among faith and politics is attribute of Islam and predisposes it to theocracy. He disagrees with the substantivist view that Islam is a tremendous hindrance to fashionable improvement as a result of a merging of faith and the kingdom, or a fusion among the non secular and political domain names. yet he additionally identifies how Islam's decentralized association, within the context of autocratic regimes, could cause political instability and make reforms costly.

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