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…

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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…

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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…

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4th International Conference, 18-20 May 2015, Marrakech, Morocco

The Istanbul Network for Liberty held its fourth annual conference at the Idrissides Hotel in Marrakech, Morocco between 18-20 May, 2015, in partnership with the Arab Centre for Scientific Research and Humane Studies. A special thanks to Google for its sponsorship of the conference. The conference was entitled “Civil society and free market economy in Muslim…

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Muhammad’s conception of property as a bundle of rights – Benedikt Koehler

By Benedikt Koehler Property was first conceived of as a bundle of rights in early Islam. The legal instrument that crystallised this Islamic conception was the waqf, a legal entity delivering public welfare in accordance with the wishes of a benefactor. Trusts, which evolved in the thirteenth century, have a rationale analogous to that of waqfs, and in…

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Entrepreneurship from an Islamic Perspective – Ali Aslan Gumusay

By Ali Aslan Guemuesay Research about the role of religion in entrepreneurship and more broadly management is sparse. In this conceptual article we complement existing entrepreneurship theory by examining entrepreneurship from an Islamic perspective (EIP). EIP is based on three interconnected pillars: the entrepreneurial, socio-economic/ethical and religio-spiritual. We outline how Islam shapes entrepreneurship at the…

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