The aim of this book is to explore and analyze the Islamic axioms, foundation principles and values underpinning the field of governance in an attempt to construct the architectonics of a new systemic and dynamic theory and formulate the articulation of ‘Islamic governance’. This discursive and abstract, rather than being an empirical exercise, assumes to produce a ‘good governance’ framework within its own formulation through a value-shaped dynamic model according to maqasid al-Shari’ah (higher objective of Shari’ah) by going beyond the narrow remit of classical and contemporary discussions produced on the topic, which propose a certain institutional model of governance based on the classical juristic (fiqh) method. Through an exclusive analytical discursive approach in this book, readers will find that Islam as one of the major religions in the contemporary world with the claim of promising the underpinning principles and philosophical foundations of worldly affairs and institutions through a micro method of producing homoIslamicus could contribute towards development of societies by establishing a unique model of governance from its explicit ontological worldview through a directed descriptive epistemology.
5. CHAPTER ONE: Governance: Definitions and Conceptual Framework
6. CHAPTER TWO: Deconstructing the Concept of Good Governance
7. CHAPTER THREE: Religion and Governance: A Philosophical Inquiry
8. CHAPTER FOUR: Ontological and Epistemological Sources for Islamic Governance
9. CHAPTER FIVE: New Approach to the Texts: Epistemological Method-Related Concerns
10. CHAPTER SIX: Contributions of Muslim Scholars in the Development of Knowledge Base for Governance
11. CHAPTER SEVEN: Architectonics of Islamic Governance: Locating the Axioms, Foundational Principles and Working Mechanism
12. CHAPTER EIGHT: Articulation of Islamic Governance
13. CONCLUSION CHAPTER
This series aims to publish original and cutting-edge contributions from scholars in religious studies, sociology, political science, history, anthropology, economics, psychology, geography and other related disciplines to provide new perspectives on the historical, comparative, and theoretical study of Islam and Muslims in Southeast Asia from the early modern period to the present. Works that are published in the series would fill the gaps in the existing literature, other than offering new conceptual and methodological approaches to studying Islam and Muslims in Southeast Asia. The series gives much emphasis on works that are both reflexive and empirical, written by both junior and senior scholars in the field.
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