Philosophical and Historical Origins and Genesis of Islamic Global Governance

  • Eugenie A. Samier
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)


Eugenie Samier shows how the Islamic world has had a long philosophical and legal tradition dealing with the most complex issues of government and leadership, as well as the core questions of global governance. The chapter explores the philosophical origins and genesis of the central original concepts of global governance in Islam, including its historical development through the preceding conceptions in the region, the Qur’an and the governance practices of the Prophet Muhammad, and the caliphs who immediately succeeded him, generally considered to have constructed the most authentic Islamic model of leadership and government. She shows that Islamic conceptions of global governance are distinct but not wholly different from many Western conceptions. More than that, they can provide some inspiration for contemporary debates.


Islamic governance Leadership Community Qur’an Ottoman Empire 


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  • Eugenie A. Samier
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  1. 1.University of StrathclydeGlasgowScotland

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