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Re‐Casting Development: Islamic Banking And The Case Of The Islami Bank'S Rural Development Scheme In Bangladesh

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Islamic economics has been counter‐constructed as an alternative to the mainstream development model perceived to be purely focused on the material world. In this context, the development narrative of a leading Islamic bank in Bangladesh is explored, utilising a discourse analytical approach. Despite the fact that the Islami Bank's development programme appears to very similar to mainstream interventions, it seeks to re‐cast development as a holistic process with a vision for society that is both spiritual and material. By virtue of this narrative that conceptualises the objectives of development in a different fashion to the mainstream, complex power dynamics and antagonistic frontiers with other development actors are generated. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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  • Mohammed R. Kroessin, 2011. "Re‐Casting Development: Islamic Banking And The Case Of The Islami Bank'S Rural Development Scheme In Bangladesh," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 23(6), pages 855-867, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:jintdv:v:23:y:2011:i:6:p:855-867
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