Islam and the Everyday World
Public Policy Dilemmas
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Islam and the Everyday World by Sohrab Behdad
Book DescriptionThis is a new examination of how Shari'a law affects public policy both theoretically and in practice, across a wide range of public policy areas, including for example human rights and family law. The process by which public policy is decided - through elections, debates, political processes, and political discourse - has an additional dimension in the Islamic world. This is because Shari'a (divine law) has a great deal to say on many mundane matters of everyday life and must be taken into account in matters of public policy. In addition, matters are complicated further by the fact that there are differing interpretations of the Shari'a and how it should be applied to contemporary social issues. Written by leading experts in their field, this is the first comprehensive single volume analysis of Islam and public policy in the English language and offers further understanding of Islam and its wider social and political implications.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415453059
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sohrab Behdad
Islam and the Everyday World, Hardback (September 2006)
Presents an examination of how Shari'a - the Islamic concept of divine law, affects public policy both theoretically and in practice, across a wide range of public policy areas, including human rights and family law.
Class and Labor in Iran, Paperback (June 2006)
Provides a comprehensive analysis of the dynamics of change and class configuration in Iranian society. This is an examination of the effects of revolution, Islamic populism, protracted war, and economic crisis on the class nature of the workforce in Iran.
Iran After the Revolution, Paperback (December 1996)» View all books by Sohrab Behdad
In this work writers on Iran explore the ideological and political divisions within the Islamic movement and explain the post-revolutionary period in terms of economic policy, education, attitudes to women, and national and religious policies.
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Author Biography - Sohrab Behdad
Sohrab Behdad is Professor and John E. Harris Chair in Economics, Denison University, and is a former member of the faculty of Economics, Tehran University, Iran. Farhad Nomani is Professor of Economics at the American University of Paris, and is a former member of the Faculty of Economics, Tehran University, Iran.
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