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Towards a Human-Centered Development PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Louay Safi   
Apr 09, 2000 at 03:00 PM

OVERCOMING STRUCTURAL LIMITATIONS OF CAPITAL-CENTERED GLOBALIZATION*

Globalization signifies an advanced stage in human history, and one marked by rapid and profound change and transformation. While most observers seem to agree that the world is experiencing a far-reaching transformation on the political, economic, and socio-cultural planes, it is not all clear where globalization is heading, and what is its ultimate aim.  I argue that globalization, while bringing important improvements to humanity, is at the same time nurturing destructive forces that threaten the quality of life and the future of humanity. This opening essay aims at identifying some of these threats, and suggesting few possible avenues for addressing the challenges of globalization.

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Developmental Trends in Contemporary Society PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Louay Safi   
Apr 18, 1994 at 09:40 AM

For almost two centuries now, development has been one of the most pressing questions confronting Muslim leadership. Since the Ottoman Sultan Salim III introduced his modernization program, many models and projects aimed at bringing about better social, economic, and political conditions have been produced.

This paper examines the two contending models of development in Muslim society: the secular and the Islamic. The examination is done with the aim of discovering the historical patterns that govern the process of social change in general. Towards this end, the paper begins by outlining the Qur’anic model of historical progress, and then uses the outlined model to explain historical changes experienced by Muslim societies.

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