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The compliance of healthcare privatisation with sharia and Saudi law: the 2030 Saudi vision for health

AlHasher, Hayathem (2019) The compliance of healthcare privatisation with sharia and Saudi law: the 2030 Saudi vision for health. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis, University of Kent,. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:80676)

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Abstract

Saudi law, which is based on Sharia, considers healthcare provision a government obligation. Despite this obligation, and Sharia scholars'opinion against privatisation, the new 2030 Vision will privatise Saudi healthcare. This thesis argues that Sharia scholars have defined privatisation too narrowly, considering only one arrangement and neglecting other privatisation models which can be identified as Sharia compliant. The thesis will consider the basis for state provision of healthcare in Sharia law, define Sharia compliance in the context of healthcare, and highlight the limitations of Sharia scholarship on privatisation. This thesis argues that some healthcare privatisation models such as outsourcing and financial privatisation are Sharia compliant. The thesis also considers how in conditions of need, such as financial crises, some forms of privatisation may be considered exceptionally compliant with Sharia in order to ensure the Sharia obligations are maintained. This thesis engages with Sharia scholarship on Takaful, an Islamic joint guarantee system, specifically the Saudi Cooperative Health Insurance for Foreign Workers. Understanding Takaful showcases how some models of privatisation could be arranged and adopted in a Sharia compliant manner.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD))
Thesis advisor: Herman, Didi
Thesis advisor: Farah, Yusuf
Thesis advisor: Renz, Flora
Uncontrolled keywords: Healthcare privatisation Saudi sharia compliance 2030 vision
SWORD Depositor: System Moodle
Depositing User: System Moodle
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2020 14:10 UTC
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2020 16:04 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/80676 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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