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Islamic Finance in Europe: Towards a Plural Financial System by Valentino Cattelan

Published By: Studies in Islamic Finance, Accounting and Governance. Cheltenham, U.K. and Northampton, Mass.: Elgar
ISBN: 978-1-78100-250-6
Date of Publication: 2013


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Reviewed by: Rodney Wilson of Emeritus Professor, Durham University
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.51.4.1183.r7
Review Pages: 1198-99

Book Review Abstract

Rodney Wilson of Emeritus Professor, Durham University reviews, "Islamic Finance in Europe: Towards a Plural Financial System" by Valentino Cattelan. The Econlit abstract of this book begins: "Fifteen papers investigate Islamic finance in Europe as part of a plural financial system in the current age of globalization, through a multi- and interdisciplinary approach to law and economics. Papers discuss law as a kite—managing legal pluralism in the context of Islamic finance; a glimpse through the veil of Maya—Islamic finance and its truths on property rights; Islamic moral economy as the foundation of Islamic finance; financial stability and economic development—an Islamic perspective; Islamic banking contracts and the risk profile of Islamic banks; the economic impact of Islamic finance and the European Union; migrant banking in Europe—approaches, meanings, and perspectives; women's empowerment and Islam—open issues from the Arab world to Europe; Islamic banking in the EU legal framework; regulating Islamic financial institutions in the United Kingdom; Luxembourg—a leading domicile for Shari'ah compliant investments; managing Islamic finance vis-à-vis laïcité—the case of France; a critical view on Islamic finance in Germany; the development of Islamic banking in Turkey—regulation, performance, and political economy; and the move toward a plural financial system. Cattelan is Lecturer in Islamic Finance at the University of Rome ""Tor Vergata.''"


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Rodney Wilson of Emeritus Professor, Durham University


JEL Classifications

F65: Globalization and Finance
G21: Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages; Foreclosures
G28: Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation
K22: Corporation and Securities Law; Business Law
Z12: Cultural Economics: Religion


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