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Religion in Development free pdf Development practise is full of examples of the importance of religion in the lives of people in developing countries. However, religion has largely remained unexplored in development studies. This timely new book aims to fill that gap. The authors expertly review how religion has been treated in the evolution of development thought, how it has been conceptualised in the social sciences, and highlights the major deficiencies of the assumption of secularism. The book argues that development theory and practice needs to rewrite its dominant script regarding its treatment of religion, a script which has so far been heavily inscribed in the secular tradition. It puts forward an understanding of religions as traditions: that religions rest on central thesis and teachings which never cease to be re-interpreted in the light of the social, political and historical context. In addition to providing a conceptual framework for analysing the role of religion in development, the book provides numerous empirical examples drawn from the Christian and Islamic religious traditions. This comprehensive new guide to this key issue is essential for students, development thinkers and practitioners who wish to understand better the role taht religion plays in development processes and outcomes.

About Severine Deneulin

Severine Deneulin is Lecturer in International Development at the University of Bath, UK, and a Research Associate at the Department of International Development, University of Oxford. She holds a DPhil in Development Studies from the University of Oxford, and an MA in Economics from the Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium. She has published The Capability Approach and the Praxis of Development (2006) and co-edited Transforming Unjust Structures (2006). Masooda Bano recently completed a DPhil at the University of Oxford on aid and cooperation in voluntary groups in Pakistan. She is currently a research associate at Queen Elizabeth House and a junior research fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford, and is undertaking research on madrasas in Pakistan. She is working with Richard Batley on non-state service provision and is also independently funded by a fellowship under the ESRC Non-Governmental Public Action Programme.

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Author : Severine Deneulin
Publisher : Zed Books Ltd
Data Published : 28 April 2009
ISBN : 1848130007
EAN : 9781848130005
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 192 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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