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Islam, Civil Society and Social Work

Muslim Voluntary Welfare Associations in Jordan between Patronage and Empowerment

Egbert Harmsen

500 pages
Amsterdam University Press
The thesis analyses the role of Muslim voluntary welfare associations in Jordan from the perspective of their religious discourse and the related social activities, to assess whether they contribute to empowerment or reinforce dependency
Author Bio
Egbert Harmsen (born 1967 in Dordrecht, the Netherlands) has since 2001 been engaged as a Ph.D. researcher at the International Institute for the Study of Islam in de Modern World (ISIM) in Leiden. He graduated in 1995 in Middle Eastern Studies on the topic of the absorption and integration of Palestinian refugees from Kuwait in Jordan. He has a broad experience in the region, especially in the Palestinian territories, Israel and Jordan.