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Islamic Identity and Development : Studies of the Islamic Periphery - Ozay Mehmet

Islamic Identity and Development

Studies of the Islamic Periphery

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Published: 2nd August 1990
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In "Islamic Identity and Development," Ozay Mehmet examines the Islamic revival which is occurring in many developing countries. He places Islamic reassertion and identity in the wider context of the dilemma of reconciling nationalism with Islam. Turkey and Malaysia, two countries on the Islamic periphery, have been both at the forefront of modernization and development, and subjects of an increasing revivalism disclosing a profound identity crisis.
Ozay Mehmet views the Islamic revival primarily as a protest movement, concentrated among urban migrant settlements where uneven postwar growth has upset the traditional Islamic order. Currently, both countries are dealing with serious development and cultural issues. Arguing that Islamic societies must move towards greater openness and an organic relationship between rulers and ruled, Mehmet champions a public policy responsive to human material needs which also satisfies the ethical conditions of the Islamic social contract.

"The book contains scores of interesting observations, drawn from a wide variety of sources. . . . And it offers an eclectic mix of policy recommendations, all worthy of discussion." -"International Journal of Middle East Studies "Ozay Mehmet's work will . . . be welcomed, as much for the methodological questions it raises as for its contribution to the understanding of modern Turkey or Malaysia." -"Journal of Asian Studies "The interested scholar will find a rich and instructive analysis of economic development programs in Turkey and Malaysia. . . . It is also an invaluable book for the student of the contemporary Islamic world who wants a better understanding of either Turkey or Malaysia." -"Journal of Development Studies

Introduction
The Islamic Identity Crisis
Identity Crisis in the Islamic Periphery
The Islamic Dilemma
Islamic Underdevelopment: Cause and Response
The Islamic Social Contract: the Quest for Social Justice and the Problem of Legislation
Islam and Economic Development: the Problem of Compatability
Development in the Islamic Periphery: the Nationalist Phase
Nationalism confronts Islam: the Modernisation Debate in Malaysia and Turkey
Turkish Etatism: Creation of a Non-competitive Economy
Malaysian Development by trusteeship: the Broken Trust
Development in the Islamic Periphery: the Modern State and the Privatisation Challenge
Islam, the Modern State and Imperfect Competition: to Ban or to Regulate
Privatising the Malaysian Economy: Transition from a National to a Market Ideology
Privatising the Turkish Economy
Conclusion
Responsible Development in the Islamic Periphery: Regulation, Competition and Public Policy
Glossary
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780415043861
ISBN-10: 0415043867
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 2nd August 1990
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1