Considers various theories of justice from the pre-Axial Age to Islam
Offers a historical overview of the conception of justice through religion
Examines two schools of thought: Zarathustra and Islam and their conception of justice
Part of the book series: Political Economy of Islam (PEoI)
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Table of contents (10 chapters)
About this book
This book examines the conceptions of justice from Zarathustra to Islam. The text explores the conceptions of justice by Zarathustra, Ancient Egypt, India, Mesopotamia, Noah, Abraham, and Moses. During the Axial Age (800-200BCE), the focus of justice is in India, China, and Greece. In the post-Axial age, the focus is on Christianity. The authors then turn to Islam, where justice is conceived as a system, which emerges if the Qur’anic rules are followed. This work concludes with the views of early Muslim thinkers and on how these societies deteriorated after the death of the Prophet. The monograph is ideal for those interested in the conception of justice through the ages, Islamic studies, political Islam, and issues of peace and justice.
- political economy
- political science
“A tour de force on conceptions of justice from Zarathustra to Islam. Cogently illuminates depictions of distributive justice in philosophy and religion, especially Islam.” (Dariush Zahedi, Director, AMENA Center for Entrepreneurship and Development, UC Berkeley, USA)
“With globalization, our greatest opportunity to find commonality and comity is forging a shared understanding of what economic and social justice means with those who do not look like us. Conceptions of Justice from Earliest History to Islam provides us an essential primer to spark that dialogue.” (John Forrer, Research Professor, George Washington University, USA)
Authors and Affiliations
La Junta, CO, USA
Leesburg, VA, USA
About the authors
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.
Hossein Askari is former Assistant Professor at Tufts University, Professor of Business and Middle East Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, and was the Iran Professor of Business and International Affairs at The George Washington University, becoming Emeritus in 2019.
Book Title: Conceptions of Justice from Earliest History to Islam
Authors: Abbas Mirakhor, Hossein Askari
Series Title: Political Economy of Islam
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan New York
eBook Packages: Political Science and International Studies, Political Science and International Studies (R0)
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-137-54567-1Published: 17 April 2019
eBook ISBN: 978-1-137-54303-5Published: 17 April 2019
Series ISSN: 2945-6479
Series E-ISSN: 2945-6487
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XXI, 295
Topics: International Political Economy’