Understanding Public Policy in Islam. Institutionalizing Unity, Purposefulness, Collective Decision-Making and Rectification.

Basma I. Abdelgafar

ABSTRACT 
This paper presents an original model for Public Policy in Islam (PPI). It asserts that the four key elements of unity, purposefulness, civic engagement and rectification that characterise PPI offer an infinitely better alternative to the neoliberal ideology that currently constrains policy, especially at the global level. It demonstrates the importance of revelation, i.e., the Quran and  Sunnah, in defining the purposes of policy and governance, while remaining sufficiently open and flexible to allow adaptation to diverse contexts and to respond to changing and complex questions.

Keywords
Public policy, Islam, leadership, neoliberalism, unity, rectification, collective decision-making, Tawhid, ‘Maqāsid, Shura, Islah, ‘Maqāsid al-Sharī‘ah’.
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DETAILS  
Primary Language English
Subjects Islamic Political Thought
Journal Section Research Article
Author Basma I. Abdelgafar
Orcid

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4059-5809

Quotation  
ISNAD Abdergafar, Basma I. “Understanding Public Policy in Islam. Institutionalizing Unity, Purposefulness, Collective Decision-Making and Rectification”. International Research Journal of Islamic Civilization 1/2 (2021): 1-36.
APA Abdergafar, B. I. (2021), Understanding Public Policy in Islam. Institutionalizing Unity, Purposefulness, Collective Decision-Making and Rectification. International Research Journal of Islamic Civilization 1 (2), 1-36.
IEEE B. I. Abdergafar, “Understanding Public Policy in Islam. Institutionalizing Unity, Purposefulness, Collective Decision-Making and Rectification”, International Research Journal of Islamic Civilization , vol. 1, no. 2, May 2021, pp. 1-36.
CHICAGO Abdergafar, B. I. “Understanding Public Policy in Islam. Institutionalizing Unity, Purposefulness, Collective Decision-Making and Rectification”. International Research Journal of Islamic Civilization 2 (2021):  1-36.
Vancouver Abdergafar, B. I. Understanding Public Policy in Islam. Institutionalizing Unity, Purposefulness, Collective Decision-Making and Rectification. International Research Journal of Islamic Civilization. 2021; 1 (2): 1-36.
AMA Abdergafar, B. I. Understanding Public Policy in Islam. Institutionalizing Unity, Purposefulness, Collective Decision-Making and Rectification. IRJIC. 2021; 1 (2): 1-36.