@book{ Harmsen2008,
 title = {Islam, Civil Society and Social Work : Muslim Voluntary Welfare Associations in Jordan between Patronage and Empowerment},
 author = {Harmsen, Egbert},
 pages = {500},
 year = {2008},
 publisher = {Amsterdam Univ. Press},
 isbn = {9789053569955},
 urn = {},
 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.},