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Islam, Civil Society and Social Work : Muslim Voluntary Welfare Associations in Jordan between Patronage and Empowerment


Harmsen, Egbert

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Abstract The thesis analyses the role of Muslim voluntary welfare associations in Jordan from the perspective of their religious discourse and the related social activities, to assess whether they contribute to empowerment or reinforce dependency.
Keywords Islam; civil society; Islamic society; Jordan; social work; citizens' involvement; welfare organization; sponsoring; empowerment; islamism; non-governmental organization; socioeconomic factors; education; culture; social services
Classification General Sociology, Basic Research, General Concepts and History of Sociology, Sociological Theories; Sociology of Education; Sociology of Religion; Other Fields of Social Welfare
Document language English
Publication Year 2008
Publisher Amsterdam Univ. Press
City Amsterdam
Page/Pages 500 p.
Series ISIM Dissertations
ISBN 9789053569955
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works