The State of Social Progress of Islamic Societies

Author(s): The State of Social Progress of Islamic Societies: Social, Economic, Political, and Ideological Chal

Date: Format: pdf Language: English ISBN/ASIN: 3319247727
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Description:
Editors: Tiliouine, Habib, Estes, Richard J. (Eds.)
Uses maps and timelines to illustrate the changes in the history of Islamic countries
Presents up-to-date information on the development of Islamic countries
Reports a 40-year time series analysis of the social change that is taking place
Presents an agenda of action to policy makers in the Islamic World and beyond

This handbook addresses the historical background of the Islamic world and reviews its basic past intellectual achievements. It studies social progress of these regions and sub-regions in comparison with other parts of the world. It uses large data sets and well established statistically weighted Indexes in order to assess the nature and pace of the multiple facets of social change in member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The handbook extensively discusses the main challenges confronting the Islamic nations in the social, economic, political, and ideological fields.
Though it is recognizable that social change in the Islamic World is generally positive, it remains highly variable in pace and there is room to speed it up to the benefit of millions of deprived Muslim people. Hence, the book studies the different propositions and programs of action, such as the United Nations Millennium Development Campaign and the OICs Ten-Year Programme of Action to present an integrated and comprehensive agenda of action to help improve the situation in the Islamic World.

Number of Illustrations and Tables
55 b/w illustrations, 74 illustrations in colour
Topics
Quality of Life Research
Positive Psychology
Personality and Social Psychology

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