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Social welfare and religion in the Middle East
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Social welfare and religion in the Middle East: A Lebanese perspective

Rana Jawad

Abstract

As religion continues to regain its centrality in both academic and policy circles around the world, this book presents a new framework which examines the complex social and political dynamics shaping social welfare in the Middle East. Based on an in-depth study of the major Muslim and Christian religious welfare organisations in Lebanon (including Hezbollah), and drawing upon supplementary research conducted in Iran, Egypt, and Turkey, the book argues that religion is providing sophisticated solutions to the major social and economic problems of the Middle East.

Keywords: social dynamics, political dynamics, Muslim welfare, Christian welfare, Hezbollah, Iran, Egypt, Turkey, social problems, economic problems

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9781861349538
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861349538.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rana Jawad, author