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The Politics of Islamic Finance
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The Politics of Islamic Finance

Clement Henry and Rodney Wilson

Abstract

Can the contemporary Islamic finance movement be shown to meet the requirements of modern commerce? In the wake of the terrorist attacks on America, the UN Security Council passed a resolution targeting transnational sources of terrorist funds. The United States and the International Monetary Fund are encouraging the governments of the Middle East to adopt policies of economic liberalism, and a new type of capitalism, based on Islamic values and beliefs, is emerging. This book aims to explore the political implications of the slow but steady accumulation of Islamic capital and to analyse the c ... More

Keywords: modern commerce, transnational terrorist funds, United States, IMF, economic liberalism, Islamic capital, Islamic political movements, Middle East, North Africa

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780748618361
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618361.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Clement Henry, author

Rodney Wilson, author

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