The role of religion for an alternative sustainable governance theory

Maszlee Malik

  • Editor IJITs
Keywords: Religion, Sustainable governance, Values, Ethics


In post-modern times there has been much empirical evidence to indicate that religions and faiths play a pro-active role in civil society and more importantly in development activities. The contemporary reality of plurality demands a fresh look into the narratives of different civilisations, cultures and ideologies as opposed to the imposed meta-narratives of modernity. Hence, exploring religion and faith to develop an alternative notion of “good governance” from “other’s” worldview is necessary. Much could be learned from cultures, religions and faiths in the realm of governance studies from the phenomenological perspective. This paper is an attempt to explore how religion could play an effective role in creating sustainable governance based on values and ethics. It will try to look into the contemporary situation of religion, and show how it will fit into the framework of governance.

How to Cite
IJITs, E. (2018). The role of religion for an alternative sustainable governance theory. International Journal of Islamic Thoughts (IJITs), 2(1). Retrieved from