Thomas Bierschenk / Marion Fischer (eds.): Islam und Entwicklung in Afrika [PDF]


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124 pp.
1 illustration, 2 figures, 6 tables

Text languages: English, German

Participative development today is realized in the developing world as not only the ethically fairest, but also as the most competitive way of progression. This assumption is based on the conviction that the project development can only succeed if the to be developed embrace it as stakeholders. However, this posit implies an ‘ethics of understanding the foreign’, which entails an antithesis. On the one hand the aim of overcoming the foreignness of the foreigners in their role of the to be developed is formulated, since development is understood as an adaptation to the developer. On the other hand this posit of participation claims to use the foreignness via participation for the very development.

The developmental collaboration with Islamic actors and organisations – as a topic of the present work – clearly shows the paradoxes of the participative approach and the ethics of intercultural foreignness understanding in general. The resulting dilemma-like act situations cannot be solved theoretically but have to be managed by practical compromises, which are described in this book from the point of view of developmental practices as well as scientists.

This miscellany contains contributions dealing with the Islam as a religion, with development as a political and economical project and with the relationship which may hold between this religion and the challenges of modern life in a globalized world. Development cooperation with Islamic actors and organizations highlights particularly clearly the paradoxes inherent in the participative approach and the ethic of intercultural relations. Also a specific context must be taken into account here, i.e. the laic understanding of the state that is characteristic of most African countries and is not basically challenged by Islamic groups.



Thomas Bierschenk:
Islam, säkularer Staat und partizipative Entwicklung in Afrika – eine Einleitung

Marion Fischer / Anja Söger:
Die Beratungsstelle „Islam und Entwicklungszusammenarbeit in Afrika“ der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GTZ)

Elvira Ganter:
Islam und Gute Regierungsführung – wie wirksam sind die Ansätze der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit?

Katja Werthmann:
Islam in Afrika – ein Überblick

Ulrich Rebstock:
Democracy, Islamicity and Tribalism in Mauritania

Ursula Günther:
Südafrikas Lesarten des Islam im Spiegel der Debatten um die Einführung des muslimischen Familien- und Personenstandsrechts

Julia Schlösser:
Rechtspluralismus im Département Mayo-Sava im Norden Kameruns – ein Zusammenspiel von lokalen Rechtsvorstellungen, islamischem Recht und staatlich kodifiziertem Recht

Ruth Bigalke:
Islam und Mädchenbildung in Guinea – oder Wer hat Angst vor Madame Bovary?

Heino Güllemann:
Mali – muslimische Antworten auf HIV/AIDS. Anknüpfungspunkte für die Entwicklungszusammenarbeit