Run the country like a business? The economics of Jordan's Islamic action front

The moral economics of the Islamic Action Front, the partisan wing of the original Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood, is both defined and compromised by internal inconsistency. Similar to others that might be classified as a socially conservative, religiously-oriented political party, the Islamic Action...

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Published in:Critical research on religion
Main Author: Powers, Colin
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Sage [2019]
In: Critical research on religion
Year: 2019, Volume: 7, Issue: 1, Pages: 38-57
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Jordan / Islamische Aktionsfront / Muslimbruderschaft / Economic engagement / Political activity
IxTheo Classification:AD Sociology of religion; religious policy
BJ Islam
KBL Near East and North Africa
Further subjects:B Islamism
B pious neoliberalism
B Islamic Economics
B Muslim Brotherhood
B Jordan
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Summary:The moral economics of the Islamic Action Front, the partisan wing of the original Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood, is both defined and compromised by internal inconsistency. Similar to others that might be classified as a socially conservative, religiously-oriented political party, the Islamic Action Front pledges a paternalist commitment to the poor only to undermine the already limited prospects of such paternalism through the adoption of charity-based approaches to social welfare and through their more general advocacy for economic liberalization, free markets, capital mobility, and private initiative. How can one best explain both the contradictions constituting the Islamic Action Front's economics and the political implications contained within such an economic agenda? This article will review the intersection of local class structure, party ideology, and history so to furnish an answer.
ISSN:2050-3040
Contains:Enthalten in: Critical research on religion
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1177/2050303218823244