Compares and contrasts the major theories of justice to the teachings of Islam and its system of justice
Presents a comprehensive description of justice in Islam—justice as a system that emerges if rulers and members of the community are rule compliant
Analyzes contemporary conceptions of justice from Utilitarianism to Rawls’ A Theory of Justice and Sen’s The Idea of Justice and their prominent critics
Part of the book series: Political Economy of Islam (PEoI)
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Table of contents (7 chapters)
About this book
This book explains a perspective on the system of justice that emerges in Islam if rules are followed and how the Islamic system is differentiated from the conventional thinking on justice. It examines conceptions of justice from the Enlightenment to Bentham to Rawls to contemporary philosophers including Sen, Cohen, Nussbaum, and Pogge. The authors present the views of twentieth century Muslim thinkers on justice who see Muslims upholding rituals but not living according to Qur’anic rules. It provides empirical surveys of the current state of justice in Muslim countries analyzing the economic, social, and political state of affairs. The authors conclude by assessing the state of justice-injustice in Muslim countries and highlighting areas in need of attention for justice to prevail.
- middle east
- justice system
- politics and religion
Authors and Affiliations
George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA
INCEIF, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
About the authors
Hossein Askari is former Assistant Professor at Tufts University, Professor of Business and Middle East Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Previously, he was the Iran Professor of Business and International Affairs at The George Washington University, becoming Emeritus in 2019.
Abbas Mirakhor is former Executive Director and Dean of the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund. Previously, he taught at universities in Iran and in the US and was the First Holder of the INCEIF Chair in Islamic Finance at INCEIF in Malaysia.
Book Title: Conceptions of Justice from Islam to the Present
Authors: Hossein Askari, Abbas Mirakhor
Series Title: Political Economy of Islam
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
eBook Packages: Political Science and International Studies, Political Science and International Studies (R0)
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-16083-8Published: 08 May 2019
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-16084-5Published: 27 April 2019
Series ISSN: 2945-6479
Series E-ISSN: 2945-6487
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XXI, 292
Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
Topics: Middle Eastern Politics, Political Theory, Politics and Religion