Functionality and Relevance in a Modern Negara

Volume 1, Issue 1, November 2015


 

GOVERNANCE IN A CONTEMPORARY ISLAMIC NEGARA

Amin Abdul Aziz

Like all great truths, the concept of Islamic Governance is simple. It transcends time and place, its ideational structures consistent and enduring, and its values universal. This universality and simplicity in expression is embodied by the Madīnian Polity and is the epitome of Islamic Governance.

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THE GHAZĀLIAN ALCHEMY OF AN ISLAMIC NATION

John Lim

There is a general misconception that governments have little impact on individual happiness. A study carried out in Australia revealed that people believed their government contributes little to their happiness as compared to other potential sources.

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ADVICE TO A NATION

Dina Aliuddin

This paper examines the political thought of Sir Muda Omar Ali Saifuddien (also known as Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Waddien III) through his Syair Nasihat or Ode of Advice.

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APPROACHES IN ISLAMIC PUBLIC SECTOR MANAGEMENT

Azaharaini Mohammed Jamil

When the term ‘management’ is used to describe the mobilisation of resources (human, materials, financial, technology, etc.) in organisation to achieve desired organisational outcomes in the context of public sector, some scholars prefer to use the word ‘administration’ instead of management.

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MINORITY PARTICIPATION IN AN ISLAMIC NEGARA

Pang Li Li

The ethnic Chinese in Brunei – like others elsewhere – are predominantly non- Muslims. There are, of course, many Chinese people who have converted to Islam, but the term ‘Chinese’ in this paper specifically refers to …

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ISLAMIC INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: TOWARDS A THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK

Gubara Hassan

The end of the Cold War, in 1989-1991, was among the great events of the twentieth-century history marking as dramatic a shift in world affairs/international relations like the ends of World Wars One and Two.

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