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'The people know they need religion in order to develop': the relationships between Hindu and Buddhist religious teachings, values and beliefs, and visions of the future in Pune, India
This paper explores how Hindu and Buddhist people living in Pune's slums understand, relate to and challenge the world in which they live. Specifically, it explores the beliefs and values that shape visions of the future towards which people strive. The research was prompted by a desire to assess ho...
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Author : Bradley, Tamsin and Ramsay, Zara
Date : 2010
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religion, Development, Hinduism, Buddhism, Values, India
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
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Allowing for diversity: State-Madrasa relations in Bangladesh
Within South Asia, Bangladesh has apparently been most successful in implementing state administered madrasa modernization: 30 per cent of secondary students in Bangladesh are in Aliya (reformed) madrasas. Given the current emphasis on madrasa reform programmes by many donor agencies, this study att...
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Author : Bano, Masooda
Date : 2008
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Governance, Madrasas, Islam, Development, Religion
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
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Comparing religious and secular NGOs in Nigeria: are faith-based organizations distinctive?
In Nigeria, case studies of three NGOs and four FBOs (two Christian and two Muslim) in two Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Kano State (largely Muslim) and one LGA in Lagos State (religious mixed) sought to identify whether and in what circumstances FBOs have distinctive characteristics with respect...
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Author : Davis, Comfort and Jegede, Ayodele and Leurs, Robert and Sunmola, Adegbenga and Ukiwo, Ukoho
Date : 2011
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Faith-based Organizations, Secular NGOs, Religion, Development, Nigeria
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
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Contesting ideologies and struggle for authority: State-Madrasa engagement in Pakistan
Thought the current Madrasa Reform Programme launched by the government of Pakistan in 2002 has faced resistance from the ulema, being viewed as the USA's brainchild, the fact is that Pakistani state's aspiration to reform Islam is much older. The state's agenda to reform madrasas, and through that ...
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Author : Bano, Masooda
Date : 2007
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Public Authority, Religion, Development, Madrasas, Pakistan
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
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Corruption, religion and moral development
Lacking in much of the current research on religion and corruption is a sense that there may be alternative ways that people view corruption, which in their minds may be moral, and that if we are to truly develop an understanding of how religion influences people’s attitudes and behaviour towards co...
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Author : Marquette, Heather
Date : 2010
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Corruption, Religion, Moral Development
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
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Dilemmas of pride and pain: sectarian conflict and conflict transformation in Pakistan
This study concerns Shia-Sunni conflict and the postconflict restoration of peace in Pakistan. It sets case studies of two 'contested cities' -Jhang and Gilgit- within a wider national and international framework, examining the historical roots of sectarian conflict, the trajectory and nature of the...
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Author : Waseem, Mohammad and Kamran, Tahir and Ali, Mukhtar Ahmed and Riikonen, Katja
Date : 2010
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Sectarian Violence, Religion, Conflict, Pakistan
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
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Elusive peace: seeking a 'new normal' in post-conflict Ahmedabad and Mumbai
Hindu-Muslim violence occurred in the Indian cities of Mumbai in 1993 and Ahmedabad in 2002. Hindu violence against Muslims has roots in the Partition of India and Pakistan but also, more recently, in the emergence of a Hindu nationalist agenda. This study aimed to develop a better understanding of ...
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Author : Gupta, Dipankar
Date : 2010
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religion, Violence, Conflict, Peace-building, India
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
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Engaged yet disengaged: Islamic schools and the state in Kano, Nigeria
Madrasas (Islamic schools and seminaries) have been the focus of reform in most Muslim majority countries during recent decades. Post-September 11, concern has heightened in some countries. Reasons for state intervention vary but the usual explanation points to the modernizing ambitions of the secul...
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Author : Bano, Massoda
Date : 2009
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religion, Development, Madrasas, Islam, Nigeria, Public Authority
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
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Faith-based organisations in South Asia: historical evolution, current status and nature of interaction with the State
This paper is the first output from research into faith-based service providers and their relationships with the state. It documents that, despite a shared emphasis on charity and 'helping the other' within the dominant religions in South Asia, the practical manifestation if this ethic has taken a d...
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Author : Bano, Masooda and Nair, Padmaja
Date : 2007
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Faith-based Organisations, South Asia, Development, Religion
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
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Female madrasas in Pakistan: a response to modernity
There has been a recent surge in demand for Islamic education for young women in Pakistan, which this paper examines and seeks to explain. It suggests that number of female madrasas has grown because they provide an education for young women from middle income families, which responds to many of the...
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Author : Bano, Masooda
Date : 2010
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religion, Development, Women, Female Madrasas, Pakistan, Modernity
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
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Gender studies approaches to the relationships between religion and development
The first part of this literature review introduces the main concepts and theoretical frameworks underpinning a gender-based approach to development. Mainstream work in the area of 'gender and development' is primarily concerned with issues such as the social differences between men and women, the e...
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Author : Tomalin, Emma
Date : 2007
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Gender Studies, Religion, Development
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
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India: some reviews of literature related to religions and development
This review comprises of six essays aimed at the development of an inter-disciplinary framework for understanding religions and development in modern India. It was motivated by the increasing realization amongst social scientists that there is a need to take faith seriously in understanding the comp...
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Author : Jodhka, Surinder, S. and Mishra, Umakant and John, T. A. and Singh, Ksh Imokanta and Mishra, Purushottam
Date : 2008
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religion, Development, India
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
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Islamic economics: a survey of the literature
A central thesis of this paper is that social science is the study of human experience, and hence is strongly conditioned by history. Modern Western political, economic and social structures have emerged as a consequence of the repudiation of religion associated with the Enlightenment and are based ...
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Author : Zaman, Asad
Date : 2008
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Islam, Islamic Economics, Religion, Development
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
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Mapping faith-based development activities in contemporary Maharashtra, India
Despite apparent commitment to secular political and development models, over the last six decades in India, the presence of religion in the public sphere has expanded. Whilst religious organizations' involvement in welfare and charitable activities has a long history, the objectives of the religion...
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Author : Jodhka, Surinder, S. and Bora, Pradyumna
Date : 2009
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religion, Development, FBOs, India
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
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Mapping the activities of faith-based organizations in development in Nigeria
The nature, scale and activities of faith-based organizations (FBOs) remain poorly understood and documented in African countries. This paper reports on a preliminary 'mapping' of FBOs in development in Nigeria carried out as part of a larger research programme on Religions and Development.
Author : Odumosu, Olakunle and Olaniyi, Rasheed and Alonge, Sunday
Date : 2009
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religion, Development, FBOs, Nigeria
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
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Mapping the development activities of faith-based organizations in Tanzania
This study provides an overview of the sale and scope of Christian and Muslim organizations' development activities in Tanzania. Systematic information on the nature, scale and development activities of FBOs in unavailable. The research in 2008-9 was based on semi-structured interviews with a snowba...
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Author : Leurs, Robert and Tumaini-Mungu, Peter and Mvungi, Abu
Date : 2011
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religion, Development, FBOs, Tanzania
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
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Mapping the terrain: the activities of faith-based organisations in development in Pakistan
Faith-based organisations (FBOs) play a key role in processes of development in many parts of the world. However, very little systematic research has been conducted on the development or impact of this growing sector. This report is part of the Religions and Development Research Programme's wider in...
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Author : Iqbal, Muhammad Asif and Siddiqui, Saima
Date : 2008
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religion, Development, FBOs, Pakistan
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
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Marker of identity: religious political parties and welfare work - the case of Jama'at-i-Islami in Pakistan and Bangladesh
Why do so many religious political parties have substantial welfare programmes? Is their welfare work merely a means of winning votes or does it serve other purposes? An investigation of the welfare programmes of the Jama'at-i-Islami parties in Pakistan and Bangladesh shows that they provide a wide ...
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Author : Bano, Masooda
Date : 2009
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religion, Development, Religious Political Parties, Welfare, Pakistan, Bangladesh,
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
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Political science, religion and development: a literature review
This review provides an overview of important literature on the relationship between religion, politics and development, from the point of view of the political science academic literature. There has, in recent years, been a vigorous interest in political science in examining the relationship betwee...
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Author : Singh, Gurharpal and Marquette, Heather and Alhassan Alolo, Namawu
Date : 2007
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Political Science, Religion, Development
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
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Psychology, religion and development: a literature review
This preliminary literature review aims to produce an overview of the contribution that psychology has made to understanding religion and development. It finds that little of the psychological literature published in English focuses on developing countries or religions outside the Judeo-Christian tr...
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Author : Martin, Faith
Date : 2008
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religion, Psychology, Development
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
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Religion and economics: a literature review
Historically, religion has been one of the areas 'assumed away' by most economists. There has been a general belief in much of economic theory that 'religious beliefs, practices, and behaviour play no role in the life of homo economicus' (Tomes, 1985, p.245), and for the large part, the literature r...
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Author : Jackson, Paul and Fleischer, Christiane
Date : 2007
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religion, Economics, Development
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
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Religion, politics and governance in India, Pakistan, Nigeria and Tanzania: an overview
This comparative analysis of the relationships between religion, politics and governance in India, Pakistan, Nigeria and Tanzania draws on research undertaken as part of a wider research programme on religions and development. The starting point for these studies was the need to examine the implicat...
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Author : Singh, Gurharpal
Date : 2011
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religion, Development, Governance, Pakistan, India, Nigeria, Tanzania
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
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Religion, politics and governance in Nigeria
This study draws on extensive use of secondary sources and case studies of the Nigerian states of Kano, Anambra and Oyo, and demonstrates that relationships between the Nigerian state and religious organizations are often asymmetric and unstable. Whilst both Islam and Christianity in Nigeria provide...
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Author : Nolte, Insa and Danjibo, Nathaniel and Oladeji, Abubakar
Date : 2009
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religion, Politics, Governance, Nigeria
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
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Religion, politics and governance in Pakistan
This report presents the findings of a study of Islam in Pakistan that aimed at understanding and evaluating the relationships between Muslim organizations and activity in the formulation of development policy. The question at the heart of the inquiry is whether religion can play the role of a drive...
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Author : Waseen, Mohammed and Mufti, Mariam
Date : 2009
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religion, Governance, Politics, Pakistan
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
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Religions and development in Tanzania: a preliminary literature review
This review attempts to provide a background to studies on the position of religions in Tanzania and their contributions to development efforts. Traditionally, the role of religion in development has been viewed as both important and non-problematic. The colonial state generally regarded Christianit...
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Author : Mhina, Amos
Date : 2007
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religion, Religious Organizations, Development, Tanzania, Services
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
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Religions, democracy and governance: spaces for the marginalized in contemporary India
The constitutional framework that structures the relationships between religion and politics in India reveals how the democratic and liberal concern for equal treatment and liberty for all has been pursued, along with a deep commitment to recognizing and protecting religious and cultural diversity. ...
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Author : Mahajan, Gurpreet and Jodhka, Surinder, S.
Date : 2009
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religion, Development, India, Marginalization
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
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Religions, ethics and attitudes towards corruption: a study of perspectives in India
In countries where religion plays a central role in people's lives, it is expected that many people, including public servants, will derive their moral and ethical values from their religion. Religion provides many with a language of ethics and, often, an actual 'list' of rules by which to live, som...
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Author : Pavarala, Vinod and Malik, Kanchen
Date : 2010
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religion, Governance, Corruption, Ethics
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
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Religious political parties and their welfare work: relations between the RSS, the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Vidya Bharati Schools in India
Religious forces that attempt to gain political power may establish political parties, often leading to conflicts in states based on secular principles, such as India. Some of the main religious political parties in South Asia are also engaged in the provision of welfare services. Their reasons for ...
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Author : Nair, Padmaja
Date : 2009
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religious Political Parties, Religion, Development, India, BJP, RSS
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
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Religious studies and development: a literature review
This literature review will begin with a section on method and theory in religious studies. Although the Religions and Development research programme is concerned with the intersection between religion and development, it has not been conceived as a 'religious studies' project per-se. However, the d...
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Author : Tomalin, Emma
Date : 2007
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religious Studies, Religion, Development
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
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Sociology, religion and development: literature review
The aim of the following literature review is to discuss key theoretical debates within the sociology of religion regarding definitions of religion, the role of religion in society and the future of religion. These issues have occupied sociologists of religion since the nineteenth century and are al...
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Author : Tomalin, Emma
Date : 2007
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religion, Development, Sociology
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
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Strengthening the voice of the poor: faith-based organizations' engagement in policy consultation processes in Nigeria and Tanzania
Locally owned Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSPs) processes are now well established in many countries. They provide greater opportunities for wider participation than traditional approaches to policy making and have to some extent been adapted to local circumstances and integrated with nationa...
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Author : Taylor, Michael
Date : 2011
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religious Organizations, International Development, Civil Society, Tanzania, Nigeria
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
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The State and Madrasas in India
Madrasas in India appear to be caught between the need to maintain their identity as centres of Islamic studies and culture and to remain relevant to the present-day needs of the communities they serve. This research focuses on the relationships between madrasas and the state, as the former attempt ...
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Author : Nair, Padmaja
Date : 2009
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Governance, Public Authority, Madrasas, Development, India
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
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The development activities, values and performance of non-governmental and faith-based organizations in Magu and Newala districts, Tanzania
In Tanzania, a 'civil society sector' with roles in governance and development is a recent, largely externally-driven phenomenon superimposed on previously existing social and religious organization. Civil society organizations (CSOs) are imagined to be 'close to the poor' and therefore better at im...
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Author : Green, Maia and Mercer, Claire and Mesaki, Simeon
Date : 2010
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Non-governmental Organizations, Faith-based Organizations, Values, Tanzania, Magu
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
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The relationships between religion and development: views from anthropology
The field of anthropology is concerned with the ways in which people perceive their identity and the world around them. This Working Paper strives to complement and enrich the Religions and Development Programme at the University of Birmingham by describing, in the first instance, the methods by whi...
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Author : Bradley, Tamsin
Date : 2007
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Anthropology, Development, Religion
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
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The relationships between values, religious teaching and development concepts and practices: a preliminary literature review
This literature review explores the relationships between religious teachings, values, beliefs and concepts of development. It is intended to provide background for empirical research that is exploring the relationships between religious teachings, values and beliefs and people's understanding of se...
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Author : Dughazah, Justina
Date : 2009
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religion, Values, Development
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
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The role of faith in the charity and development sector in Karachi and Sindh, Pakistan
'Faith-based organizations'(FBOs) are gaining increasing attention in development circles amongst practitioners, funders and policy-makers, as well as academics. There has been some discussion of the meaning of the term 'FBO' in academic circles, but little empirical research has been conducted on h...
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Author : Kirmani, Nida and Zaidi , Sarah
Date : 2010
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : FBOs, Development, Religion, Pakistan, Karachi
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
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Violent conflict and its aftermath in Jos and Kano, Nigeria: what is the role of religion?
This study examined protracted inter-religious conflict in Nigeria, focusing on recent violent episodes and their aftermath. Because much of the violence has been urban and because the violence itself and subsequent recovery and reconstruction are strongly influenced by contextual factors, the resea...
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Author : Best, Shedrack Gaya and Rakodi, Carole
Date : 2011
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religion, Violence, Conflict, Nigeria
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
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Well-being and religion in India: a preliminary literature review
Contemporary ideas about religion and its role in Indian society are rooted in the county's pre-colonial history, the interpretations and actions of the colonial government, and the post-colonial evolution of Indian society and the state. Most academic attention within India has generally focussed o...
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Author : Jha, Shreya
Date : 2011
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Well-being, Religion, Development, India
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
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Whither morality? 'finding God' in the fight against corruption
There are growing calls for religion to be used in the fight against corruption, based on the assumption that religious people are more concerned with ethics than the non-religious, despite the fact that many of the most corrupt countries in the world also rank highly in terms of religiosity. This p...
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Author : Marquette, Heather
Date : 2010
Source : Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
Keywords : Religion, Governance, Corruption, Morality
Collection : RaD Working Papers Series
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