Books

Islam and Mammon: The Economic Predicaments of Islamism (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004), xviii + 194 pp.

  • Arabic translation: Al-Islam wal-Thara'al-Fahish: Ma'zaq al-Iqtisad al-Islami (Amman: al-Ahliyya, 2012).
  • South Asian edition (New Delhi: Tulika Press, 2006).
  • Turkish translation: İslâm'ın Ekonomik Yüzleri, by Yasemin Tezgiden, with an original introduction (Istanbul: İletişim, 2002), 303 pp.

Articles and Essays

“Modern Islam and the Economy,” in New Cambridge History of Islam, vol. 6, general editor Michael Cook, volume editor Robert Hefner (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), pp. 473-94.

"The Religious Undertow of Muslim Economic Grievances," in Understanding September 11: Perspectives from the Social Sciences, ed. Craig Calhoun, Paul Price, and Ashley Timmer (New York: New Press, 2002), pp. 67-74. [Shorter version: http://www.ssrc.org/sept11/]

Spanish translation: Siglo XXI (2003).

"The Vulnerability of the Arab State: Reflections on the Ayubi Thesis," Independent Review, 3 (Summer 1998): 111-123.

"Islamism and Economics: Policy Implications for a Free Society," in Sohrab Behdad and Farhad Nomani (eds.), Islam and Public Policy [International Review of Comparative Public Policy, vol. 9] (Greenwich, Conn.: JAI Press, 1997): 72-102. Abstract

  • Updated version: in Sohrab Behdad and Farhad Nomani (eds.), Islam and the Everyday World:: Public Policy Dilemmas (New York: Routledge, 2008): 38-65.
  • Turkish translation (by Yasemin Tezgiden): “İslâmcılık ve Ekonomi: Hür Bir Toplum İçin Politika Önerileri,” in Timur Kuran,  İslâm'ın Ekonomik Yüzleri (İstanbul: İletişim, 2002): 101-146.
  • Italian translation (by Anna Caffarena): "La dottrina economica dell'Islam: Una visione alternativa," Biblioteca della Libertà , 139 (March-April 1997): 35-67.

"The Genesis of Islamic Economics: A Chapter in the Politics of Muslim Identity ," Social Research, 64 (Summer 1997): 301-338.

  • Reprint in Islam and Globalization, vol. 4, ed. Shahram Akbarzadeh (New York: Routledge, 2006): 116-142.
  • Turkish translation (by Yasemin Tezgiden): “İslâm Ekonomisinin Doğuşu: Yaralı Müslüman Kimliğini Tedavi Girişimi,” in Timur Kuran,  İslâm'ın Ekonomik Yüzleri (İstanbul: İletişim, 2002): 147-179.

"Islamic Economics and the Clash of Civilizations," Middle Eastern Lectures, 2 (1997): 25-38.

"The discontents of Islamic economic morality," American Economic Review, 86 (May 1996): 438-442.

"Islamic economics and the Islamic subeconomy," Journal of Economic Perspectives, 9 (Fall 1995): 155-173. Abstract

  • Russian translation (by Alina Raskov): "Islamskaia ekonomicheskaia mysl' i Islamskaia ekonomika,"  in Hristianstvo i Islam ob Ekonomike, ed. Danila Raskov (St. Petersburg: NPK Rost, 2008), 279-304.
  • Reprint in Islamic Finance, ed. M. Kabir Hassan and Mervyn K. Lewis (Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward J. Elgar, 2007): 141-159.
  • Reprint in Islam and Globalization, vol. 4, ed. Shahram Akbarzadeh (New York: Routledge, 2006), 11-31.
  • Reprint in Economics and Religion, vol. 2, ed. Paul Oslington (Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward J. Elgar, 2003): 277-95.
  • Turkish translation (by Yasemin Tezgiden): “İslâm Ekonomisi ve İslâmî Alt-Ekonomi," in Timur Kuran,  İslâm'ın Ekonomik Yüzleri (İstanbul: İletişim, 2002): 73-100.  
  • Reprint in The Political Economy of the Middle East, vol. 3, ed. Timothy Niblock and Rodney Wilson (Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward J. Elgar, 1999), 57-75.

“The Economic Impact of Islamic Fundamentalism,” in M. Marty and S. Appleby (eds.), Fundamentalisms and the State: Remaking Polities, Economies, and Militance (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993): 302-341.

  • Turkish translation (by Yasemin Tezgiden): “İslâmî Köktenciliğin Ekonomik Etkileri,” in Timur Kuran, İslâm’ın Ekonomik Yüzleri (İstanbul: İletişim, 2002): 13-71.

"On the notion of economic justice in contemporary Islamic thought," International Journal of Middle East Studies, 21 (May 1989): 171-191. Abstract

  • Turkish translation (by Yasemin Tezgiden): “Çağdaş İslâm Düşününde Ekonomik Adalet Kavramı Üzerine,” in Timur Kuran, İslâm’ın Ekonomik Yüzleri (İstanbul: İletişim, 2002): 181-210.
  • Slight revision, in Jomo K. S. (ed.), Islamic Economic Alternatives: Critical Perspectives and New Directions (London: Macmillan Academic Press, 1992): 49-76.
  • Slight revision, in H. Esfandiari and A. Udovitch (eds.), The Economic Dimensions of Middle Eastern History (Princeton: Darwin Press, 1990): 93- 121.

"Continuity and Change in Islamic Economic Thought," in S. Todd Lowry (ed.), Pre- Classical Political Economy: From the Greeks to the Scottish Enlightenment (Boston: Kluwer Nijhoff, 1987): 103-113.

"The economic system in contemporary Islamic thought: Interpretation and assessment," International Journal of Middle East Studies, 18 (May 1986): 135- 164. Abstract

  • Reprint in The Political Economy of the Middle East, vol. 3, ed. Timothy Niblock and R. J. A. Wilson (Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward J. Elgar, 1998), forthcoming.
  • Slight revision, in Jomo K. S. (ed.), Islamic Economic Alternatives: Critical Perspectives and New Directions (London: Macmillan Academic Press, 1992): 9-47.

"Behavioral norms in the Islamic doctrine of economics: A critique," Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization , 4 (December 1983): 353-379. Abstract

Comments, replies, edited works, excerpts

Excerpt from Islam and Mammon: Milken Institute Review, 6:3 (2004): 61-81.

Comment on Bill Maurer’s “Speculations on Islamic Financial Alternatives,” Anthropology Today, 17:3 (June 2001): 28-29.

Reply to Umer Chapra's comment on article 28, Journal of Economic Perspectives, 10 (Summer 1996): 195-196.

"Further reflections on the behavioral norms of Islamic economics" [Reply to Shahid Ebrahim and Akram Safadi's comment on article 4], Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 27 (June 1995): 159-163.

Reply to Özay Mehmet's comment on review 12, International Journal of Middle East Studies, 26 (February 1994): 175-176.

Reply to Muhammad Khan's comment on article 15, International Journal of Middle East Studies, 22 (August 1990): 376-377.

Encyclopedia Articles

“Banks and banking,” Encyclopedia of Islam, 3rd ed. (Leiden: Brill, 2014), in press.

"Economic theory," Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012): 142-44.

"Riba," The Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World (New York: Macmillan Reference, 2002).

"Interest," The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World , vol. 2 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1995): 205-207.

"Economic Theory," The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, vol. 1 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1995): 397-400.

Reviews

Mohamed Aslam Haneef,Contemporary Islamic Economic Thought: A Selected Comparative Analysis (Petaling Jaya, Selangor: Ikraq, 1995), in Middle East Studies Association Bulletin, 30 (December 1996): 182-83.

M. Umer Chapra, Islam and the Economic Challenge (Leicester: Islamic Foundation, 1992), in Journal of Economic Literature, 31 (September 1993): 1484-86.

Ali Rahnema and Farhad Nomani, The Secular Miracle: Religion, Politics and Economic Policy in Iran London: Zed Books, 1990), in Journal of Islamic Studies, 3 (July 1992): 286-88.

Özay Mehmet, Islamic Identity and Development: Studies of the Islamic Periphery (London: Routledge, 1990), in International Journal of Middle East Studies, 24 (February 1992): 137-40.

Masudul Alam Choudhury, Islamic Economic Co-operation (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1989), in Journal of Comparative Economics, 15 (June 1991): 395-98.

Mohsin S. Khan and Abbas Mirakhor (eds.), Theoretical Studies in Islamic Banking and Finance (Houston: Institute of Research in Islamic Studies, 1987), in Journal of Comparative Economics, 13 (September 1989): 486-89.

Khurshid Ahmad (ed.), Studies in Islamic Economics (Leicester: The Islamic Foundation, 1980), in International Journal of Middle East Studies, 17 (May 1985): 261-63.

Writings for the Popular Press

Op-ed: "Political Islam's Loss of Democratic Legitimacy." Project Syndicate, August 2, 2013.

"Money, Morals, and Islam." Los Angeles Times, August 21, 2005.

Interviews

Interview with Giancarlo Bosetti on institutional sources of unrest in Turkey and Egypt: "Egypt is becoming a failed state," Reset DOC, July 26, 2013.

Interview with William Barnes: "Islamic Finance Sits Awkwardly in a Modern Business School." Financial Times, July 21, 2013

Interview with Toni Johnson, Council on Foreign Relations: "Free Speech in the Islamic World," September 28, 2012.

Interview with Anthony Gill (University of Washington), podcast on the emergence and initiatives of Islamic economics.

Works in Progress

"The Political Legacies of Islam" (working title) - working title

"Between Markets and Islamic Law: The Evolution of Islamic Credit Cards in Turkey" (with Murat Çokgezen, under revision)
 




 

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