New Issue of Ibn Haldun Studies Journal Published

The 4th Volume, 2nd Issue of the Journal of Ibn Haldun Studies was published in July 2019. Participating to the journal, Assist. Prof. Yusuf Varlı from the Economics Department of Ibn Haldun University (IHU) participated with his article entitled, “An Alternative Method Proposal for the Urban Development Economics: Tax Increment Financing”. In addition, Assoc. Prof. Mehmet Emin Babacan from Media and Communication Department of Ibn Haldun University and İsa Yılmaz from Istanbul 29 Mayıs University contributed with their article entitled, “Exploring Asabiya and Social Capital Nexus in Modern Turkish Society”.

“An Alternative Method Proposal for the Urban Development Economics: Tax Increment Financing”

In the journal, Assist. Prof. Yusuf Varlı proposes a solution to the financial constraints and fiscal inadequacies that faced the governments due to the increasing of urbanization. As a result of examinations and analyses, Varlı recommends an alternative hybrid financing model that can be used in the field of urban development economics. He also presents the contribution of the proposed model to different segments of the society.

The article of Varlı introduces the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) method used in urban renovation and improvement projects and examines some of the methods in which TIF can be modeled under the umbrella of participation finance. Tax farming is also one of the topics that Varlı analyzed in his article.

“Exploring Asabiyya and Social Capital Nexus in Modern Turkish Society”

In their contribution to the journal, Assoc. Prof Mehmet Emin Babacan and İsa Yılmaz, addressed the social life of Turkish society. Babacan and Yılmaz have explored the coexistence of traditional and modern form of Ibn Khaldunian notion of asabiyya, and also from the well-known concept of social capital contributed by Fukuyama, Coleman, Putnam and Bourdieu. They concluded that asabiyya provides the sustainability of community-based social atmosphere, resembling the social capital in binding individuals together, after being atomized within the society by the modern life style to regain solidarity and cooperation.

The journal is available online

Titles of articles published in the issue of July 2019 are: “Methodology of Ibn Khaldun”, Sefa Altay from Kilis 7 Aralık University, “An Epistemic Shift from Islamism to Post-Islamism: Abdolkarim Soroush Against Abul A’ala Mawdudi”, İbrahim Akkuç from SOAS University of London, “Economic Development and Corruption in the Post-revolution Tunisia: Returning to the Khaldunian Cycle”, Sofiane Bouhdiba from Tunis University, “Decolonizing Methodologies: Ethics of Infrastructure Development in the Rural”, Himalaya Ahuja from Ambedkar University Delhi, “Ibn Khaldun’s Economic Thought: A Role Model for Sukuk Market”, Mohammad Burhan Uddin, Afandi Awang Hamat from International Islamic University Malaysia.

The issue of July 2019:


About the journal

The Journal of Ibn Haldun Studies (e-ISSN 2651-379X), is a publication of Ibn Haldun University. The journal publishes original Turkish, English or Arabic articles on the subjects of language, literature, history, art, architecture, sociology, theology, human and social sciences. The journal, which is a referred bi-annual and blind peer-review, has been published since the year of 2016. 

Journal of Ibn Haldun Studies is indexed by İdealonline, BASE, SOBIAD, International Scientific Indexing and Google Scholar.



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