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Mapping Islamic Evolutionary in the Context of Social Justice and Poverty: A Complexity Approach


  • Hardiansyah, Suteja


Why Islamic tradition in Morocco and Indonesia is different? Why Islamic patterns in urban communities such as Jakarta different with Islamic patterns of rural communities? Variation in Islam is an interesting challenge to be answered. Islam, even in aspects substance, namely spirituality, is still a historical thing. The substance of Islam manifested and expressed in public life. When embodied in aspects of life, the manifestation and expression became a tradition. The model Islam as such is the accumulation of tradition, which in this paper called Islamic religiousity (keberislaman). With modeled Islam like this, this paper discusses the dynamics of Islam in the context of social justice and poverty. Will be shown how the Muslim experience of cultural evolution, from simple becomes complex. The conclusion of this paper is that variation is a result of Islam of cultural evolution.

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  • Hardiansyah, Suteja, 2009. "Mapping Islamic Evolutionary in the Context of Social Justice and Poverty: A Complexity Approach," MPRA Paper 18053, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:18053

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    1. Tiktik Dewi Sartika, 2004. "Tracing Cultural Evolution Through Memetics," Computational Economics 0405007, EconWPA.
    2. Tiktik Dewi Sartika, 2004. "Tracing Cultural Evolution Through Memetics," Departmental Working Papers wpf2004, Bandung Fe Institute.
    3. Hokky Situngkir, 2004. "On Selfish Memes: culture as complex adaptive system," Computational Economics 0405001, EconWPA.
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    accumulative tradition; meme; cultural evolution; adaptive complex system; complexity paradigm; social justice; poverty; perennial (religio perennis); Islamic tradition;

    JEL classification:

    • Z12 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Religion
    • I39 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Other
    • A13 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Social Values
    • Z0 - Other Special Topics - - General
    • A14 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Sociology of Economics

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