Islamic Finance and Global Capitalism [electronic resource] : An Alternative to the Market Economy / by James Simon Watkins
- Introduction - Is there an alternative? -- 1 In the beginning -- 2 From the swinging '60s to AI - the emergence of Islamic finance -- 3 2008 financial crisis - Did Islamic finance outperform traditional finance? -- 4 Murabaha, Salam and Takaful - Do these models reflect Islamic finance values? -- 5 Sukuk, Wikileaks and the Markets -- 6 Climate change and sustainability - Is Islamic finance part of the answer? -- 7 Are Islamic financial institutions too timid when entering new markets? -- 8 From AAIOFI to the World Bank: Is Islamic finance integrated into the global economy? -- 9 Islamophobia - the biggest hurdle for the sector's growth? -- 10 Innovation or complexity: Could there be a boom and bust in Islamic finance? -- 11 2020s and beyond: What does the future hold for Islamic finance's place in the global economy.
- This book examines whether Islamic finance and Islamic economics is challenging the orthodoxy of the money markets. Can ethical finance combined with the prohibition on interest and speculation really work in the global economy? With a political economy approach, the book explores how the industry has grown in modern times - from a short-lived bank in an Egyptian city in the 1960s through to a global industry that is today valued at US$2.05 trillion. From the revelation as articulated by the Prophet Muhammed in the seventh century through to the gleaming 21st century skyscrapers of Dubai and Kuala Lumpur, the book covers the end of European colonialism, the controversial utterances of self-styled religious leaders, the impact of Islamophobia, and the efforts to end poverty through Islamic microfinance. The book uncovers an industry that is both profitable and changing the face of contemporary capitalism. James Simon Watkins is a Lecturer at Regent's University London, UK. He was the Political Adviser at the Embassy of Japan in London and he has worked in the UK Houses of Parliament. He was the Chief Executive of a business group and was a UK Labour Party candidate for the 2014 European Parliament election. .
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