Masooda Bano

Masooda Bano is a Research Fellow, Oxford Department of International Development and Wolfson College, University of Oxford.

The Rational Believer
Choices and Decisions in the Madrasas of Pakistan
Masooda Bano
Islamic schools, or madrasas, have been accused of radicalizing Muslims and participating, either actively or passively, in terrorist networks since the events of 9/11. In Pakistan, the 2007 siege by government forces of Islamabad’s Red Mosque and its madrasa complex, whose imam and students staged an armed resistance against the state for its...



The Rational Believer
Choices and Decisions in the Madrasas of Pakistan
Masooda Bano
Bano's work shows that beliefs are rational and that religious believers look to maximize utility in ways not captured by classical rational choice.








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