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Working Paper No. 43. Islam and the Institutions of a Free Society: Many Problems, Little Hope

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Företagandets villkor, Kultur, Marknadsekonomi, Rättssäkerhet, Stefan Voigt, Värderingar
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The rule of law, constitutional democracy, and market economy are taken as the core institutions of free societies. After arguing that shared values heavily influence institutions, it is asked whether Islamic values are conducive to those institutions. The values are ascertained via the economic ethics of Islam as lived today and the attitudes of some Muslim populations via the analysis of a recent opinion poll. Neither the values nor the attitudes of Muslim societies seem particularly supportive of the institutions of a free society.

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Voigt, S. (2004). Islam and the Institutions of a Free Society: Many Problems, Little Hope. Ratio Working Paper No. 43.


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