Nonprofit and Civil Society Studies

Human Security and Philanthropy

Islamic Perspectives and Muslim Majority Country Practices

Editors: Hasan, Samiul (Ed.)

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  • Contains recommendations for increasing the effectiveness for third sector organizations in the Muslim world
  • Case studies range across the full spectrum of all Muslim-dominant countries
  • Uses the concept of human security as a theoretical basis underlying all the case studies    
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Muslims for hundreds of years have been involved in philanthropic activities targeting poor and needy people through varied types of ‘third sector’ organizations (TSOs). Nonetheless, many people in Muslim majority countries (MMCs), not having freedom from hunger, face human security crises. Not much is known about the TSOs or their human security provisions in MMCs. To fill this knowledge gap, this Volume documents and analyses philanthropy and all types of third sector organizations including the awqaf (Muslim endowments) vis-à-vis human security in MMCs. The study is comprehensive in treating the subject matter (analyzing the legal environment, characteristics, extent and functioning of all forms of the third sector and their human security performances) and in geographic coverage (incorporating all forty-seven Muslim majority countries in Africa and Asia). It is also innovative expounding TSO density analysis, state support score (SSS) and a third-sector capability measure (TCM) to study their interrelationships. It is an essential unique reference book for students and scholars of the third sector and human security, international organizations, development agencies, donor governments, security experts and in particular anybody with interests in Islam and MMCs.

About the authors

Dr. Samiul Hasan is an accomplished academic with teaching experience in universities in Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates. With interests and expertise in voluntarism, governance, urban studies, human development and Islam, he has published many pioneering research works building a list of about 130 publications. His professional expertise and passion for researching and disseminating new knowledge about Islam and Muslim communities culminated in a major comparative study (as principal researcher and editor) of people, geography, colonial heritage, economic system and political structure and their impacts on human development in all 47 Muslim majority countries in Africa and Asia (‘The Muslim World in the 21st Century: Space, Power and Human Development’, Springer, 2012).

Reviews

“This provocative and easily readable book not only gives a refreshing conceptualization of the meaning of human security from the UNDP viewpoint but also demonstrates the universality of the primacy of human beings across civilizational notions of security. … the text is highly recommended to scholars in civil society studies, researchers, professionals working in the not-for-profit sector.” (Bernard Ugochukwu Nwosu, Voluntas, Vol. 28, 2017)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Muslim Majority Countries, Philanthropy, and Human Security: Concepts and Contexts

    Hasan, Samiul

    Pages 3-29

  • Human Security in a Globalised World: Concepts and Issues for the Muslim World

    Hossain, I. (et al.)

    Pages 31-49

  • Islam, Property and Philanthropy: Ethical and Philosophical Foundations and Cultural Influences

    Hasan, Samiul

    Pages 51-74

  • Philanthropy, Laws, and the Third Sector Growth: Analyses from MMCs

    Hasan, Samiul

    Pages 77-113

  • Muslim Philanthropy: Praxis and Human Security Across Muslim Majority Countries

    Hasan, Samiul

    Pages 117-144

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-2525-4
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Hardcover $159.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-2524-7
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-4379-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Human Security and Philanthropy
Book Subtitle
Islamic Perspectives and Muslim Majority Country Practices
Editors
  • Samiul Hasan
Series Title
Nonprofit and Civil Society Studies
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-2525-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-2525-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-2524-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4379-1
Series ISSN
1568-2579
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 362
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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