Religious people and the support of free markets in the Arab and Muslim world – Mustapha Radji

By Mustapha Radji This presentation is based on journal articles based on World Values Survey Database which is a global network of social scientists studying changing values and their impact on social ,economic and political life. This study looks into the impact of muslim religiosity on attitudes conducting to free markets.  Mustapha Radji is an Associate Professor…

Civil Society inthe Muslim world: the Moroccan experience (in Arabic) – Mossaab Tijani

By Mossaab Tijani إن المجتمع المدني سواء من حیث المفھوم أو التجارب عرف تطورا عمیقا حیث أصبح معھ یعتبر من سمات الدولة الحدیثة، والمغرب كغیره من البلدان كان یعرف عددا من التجارب سابقة في ممارستھا لظھور مفھوم المجتمع المدني، ھذه التجارب التي كانت غالبا ما تتخذ طابعا تضامنیا أو اجتماعیا؛ فقد عرف المغرب ما قبل…

2nd Annual INFoL Conference Schedule (Islamabad, Pakistan, 2013)

28th February to 2nd March 2nd , 2013, – Marriott Hotel – Islamabad Islam and the Institutions of a Free Society. 28th February 2013 Arrivals Evening Dinner ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1st March 2013 0815                           Registration 0900                           Opening : Opening remarks:     Dr Azhar Aslam Welcome on behalf of the   Friedrich Naumann Foundation:  Olaf Kellerhoff First session: Chair:                         …

Expanding Liberty: Everyday Muslim Lives in Pakistan – Imdad Hussain

By Imdad Hussain A difficult question, i.e., if Islam supports civil liberties, challenges contemporary scholarship on Islam. On one hand, a lot of scholarship denies that Islam supports or is capable of civil liberties. This scholarship links Islam with violence, un-freedom and un-democracy. Though this scholarship has wider appeal; it has acquired almost a hegemonic status.…