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Religion and Development in the Global South

Authors: Hasan, Rumy

  • Presents a unique perspective on the political economy of development
    Focuses on the impact of religion on developing countries
    Offers insight into the sociology of religion, law, and anthropology

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About this book

This book examines how the beliefs and practices of each of the major world religions, as well as other belief systems, affect the variables that influence growth and development in the Global South. Evidence suggests that as countries develop, the influence of religion on all aspects of society declines. In stark contrast to the developed world, in the Global South, the role of religion is highly pervasive – the distinctive conclusion of this book is therefore that a lessening of religiosity is a sine qua non for growth and development, including secular laws and constitutions. Offering a ground-breaking study in an area little explored in the English language, this book will satisfy an important gap in the literature on the political economy of development, sociology of religion, law, and anthropology.

About the authors

Rumy Hasan is Senior Lecturer at the Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, UK.

Reviews

“Rumy Hasan explores a much neglected aspect of development, how the hold of certain religions on society retards economic progress. This is a bold book that deserves to be widely read. It starts a conversation in public policy we can't any longer ignore.” (Baroness Falkner of Margravine, House of Lords, UK Parliament)

 “A very well researched book with interesting insights for all of us.” (Baroness Flather of Windsor and Maidenhead, House of Lords, UK Parliament)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-57063-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-57062-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Religion and Development in the Global South
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-57063-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-57063-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-57062-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 225
Topics