Islam and Political Economic Systems examines how Islamic societies have fared under and dealt with the major political-economic systems that have operated throughout history. Each chapter explores one of several political-economic systems by defining major concepts and their synthesis, providing a thematic review of available literature, and reviewing three Islamic societies that operated under the system. In the end, Islam and Political Economic Systems draws a conclusion based on the findings from the case studies. Islam and Political Economic Systems examines Islamic societies in the following major political-economic systems: - Mercantilism- Capitalism- Socialism- Social Democracy- Self Reliance- Contemporary Globalism.
Each chapter starts with some interesting questions, but then fails to deliver on solid analysis. The case studies are grossly simplified and incapable of reaching any meaningful conclusion. The topic is important and needs more work.