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Introduction: religion and social policy – an “old–new” partnership

Rana Jawad

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349538
eISBN:
9781447303510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349538.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

Religious faith has a major part to play in the formation of values that guide the modern world. It also has a prominent role in the advancement of progress. It is believed that Faith and Reason and ... More


What next for the Middle East? Re-reading history, re-visioning future possibilities of positive action

Rana Jawad

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349538
eISBN:
9781447303510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349538.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter discusses the practical implications of religious welfare for social policy, specifically in the Middle East. It advances some policy recommendations for Lebanon but also considers the ... More


Conclusion

Rana Jawad

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349538
eISBN:
9781447303510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349538.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This book marks the preliminary attempt to consider the role of religion in social welfare from the perspectives of local social actors in the Middle Eastern context. Drawing on the case of Lebanon ... More


Lebanon: a profile of political and welfare institutions

Rana Jawad

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349538
eISBN:
9781447303510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349538.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

Lebanon is an interesting case for research because of its diverse religious groups and because of its weak state. Lebanon has historically stood out among the remaining Arab nations of the region ... More


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