By Mohammed Ayoob
Analysts and pundits from around the American political spectrum describe Islamic fundamentalism as one of many maximum threats to trendy, Western-style democracy. but only a few non-Muslims will be in a position to enterprise a correct definition of political Islam. Mohammed Ayoob's the numerous Faces of Political Islam completely describes the myriad manifestations of this emerging ideology and analyzes its impression on worldwide relations.
"In this superbly crafted and completely compelling e-book, Mohammed Ayoob accomplishes admirably the tricky job of delivering a without difficulty available but nuanced and finished research of a subject of large political value. either scholars and experts will research very much from this positively high-quality book."
---Peter J. Katzenstein, Walter S. chippie, Jr. Professor of overseas reports and Stephen H. Weiss Presidential instructing Fellow, Cornell University
"Dr. Ayoob addresses the nuances and complexities of political Islam---be it mainstream, radical, or militant---and deals a highway map of the pivotal gamers and concerns that outline the stream. there is not any one as certified as Mohammed Ayoob to write down a synthesis of varied manifestations of political Islam. His advanced narrative highlights the adjustments and shifts that experience taken position in the Islamist universe and their implications for inner Muslim politics and family members among the area of Islam and the Christian world."
---Fawaz A. Gerges, Carnegie student, and holds the Christian A. Johnson Chair in foreign Affairs and heart jap experiences, Sarah Lawrence College
"Let's desire that many readers---not in basic terms lecturers yet policymakers as well---will use this worthwhile book."
---François Burgat, Director, French nationwide Centre for clinical learn (CNRS) and the Institute for learn and research at the Arab and Muslim international (IREMAM), Aix-en-Provence, France
"This is an excellent, concise ebook via an finished and complex political scientist who still manages to exhibit his interpretation of advanced concerns and pursuits to even those that have little heritage at the topic. it truly is striking in its readability, delivering a badly wanted textual content on political Islam that's obtainable to school scholars and most of the people alike."
---Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and improvement, collage of Maryland, and Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Mohammed Ayoob is collage uncommon Professor of diplomacy with a joint appointment in James Madison collage and the dep. of Political technology at Michigan kingdom collage. he's additionally Coordinator of the Muslim reports application at Michigan kingdom collage.
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The achievement of the international development targets would, in the view of the industrialised countries that make up the OECD, not be the sole responsibility of the donors. The attachment of policy conditionalities to aid programmes was no longer felt to be sufficiently effective (Killick et al. 1998: 161–7; Collier 2000: 300–3). It was argued that past experience had demonstrated that developing countries have insufficient incentives to adopt policies in exchange for aid – which led to the much quoted statement, ‘Aid does not buy policy reform’ – and that new means had to be found to ensure implementation of sound policies.
The development of markets and institutions for credit and payments is taken to be a necessary condition to achieve higher degrees of specialisation and a more complex division of labour. This change is assumed to produce a change in contractual forms: rent and share contracts will give way to fixed wage contracts, which will gradually become the dominant form. Gradually, the state takes the place of traditional institutions and steadily assumes responsibilities in regulation, tax collection and the production of collective goods.
The Assessing Aid report used an ‘index of economic management’, which was calculated as the weighted sum of the inflation rate, the budget surplus, trade openness and institutional quality (World Bank 1998: 121–3). The latter was a composite of indicators related to bureaucracy, corruption, the rule of law, the risk of expropriation, nationalisation and breach of contract. The Assessing Aid report arrived at similar findings as Burnside and Dollar’s earlier study: during the 1970–93 period, aid was found to have a positive effect on economic growth in countries with good economic management.