How to Relate Society with State: Explicating the Experiences of Islamization in Pakistan – Raza Ullah

By Raza Ullah This study contests the concept of Islamic state and Islamization in Muslim societies particularly Pakistan as a case. It overviews different sources and discusses Islamization in Pakistan; which initiates in 1949 with Objectives Resolution and onward inclusion of Islamic provisions in the 1973 constitution and  General Zia’s formal Islamization of constitution and society…

Economic Freedom: The way Towards Women’s Emancipation in the MENA Region – Souad Adnane

By Souad Adnane Women’s issues have been conceptualized in the international development context in many forms and trends that have affected in a way or another local policies with this regard. Countries of the Arab world, as all the countries who signed and ratified the UN treaties related to gender and women’s issues, have been affected by this…

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…

Islam and entrepreneurship : Why institutions matter? – Hicham El Moussaoui

By Hicham El Moussaoui In this paper, we will use the institutional approach to explain the level of entrepreneurship in Muslim countries. Indeed, the decision to undertake depends on the rules of the game (formal and informal institutions) that frame the entrepreneurial act. We will show that if in the first periods of Islam have flourished entrepreneurship in…

Economic freedoms in Islamic countries – Admir Čavalić

By Admir Čavalić Economic freedoms are an important segment of total freedom of the individual. Understood as the possibility of obtaining material wealth, economic freedoms are significantly associated with the overall prosperity of society and the development of political and other freedoms essential for development of democratic systems. The paper analyzes economic freedoms in the context of Islamic countries, with…