Abstract

As religion continues to regain its centrality in both academic and policy circles around the world, this book presents a new framework which examines the complex social and political dynamics shaping social welfare in the Middle East. Based on an in-depth study of the major Muslim and Christian religious welfare organisations in Lebanon (including Hezbollah), and drawing upon supplementary research conducted in Iran, Egypt and Turkey, the book argues that religion is providing sophisticated solutions to the major social and economic problems of the Middle East. It will be of use to students and academics of social policy, sociology, politics and Middle Eastern studies.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBristol, U. K.
PublisherPolicy Press
Number of pages318
ISBN (Electronic)9781847427809
ISBN (Print)9781861349538
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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