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Palgrave Politics of Identity and Citizenship Series

Muslim Citizenship in Liberal Democracies

Civic and Political Participation in the West

Authors: Peucker, Mario

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  • Explores active participation by minority cultures in Western societies
  • Offers a unique cross-national comparison of Germany and Australia
  • Contributes to the emerging field of politics and civil society
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This book explores Muslims’ civic and political participation in Australia and Germany, shedding light on their individual experiences, motives for, and personal implications of their multi-faceted engagement. Based on in-depth interviews with Muslims who have been active within a Muslim community context, mainstream civil society and the political arena, this comparative study reveals the enormous complexities and dynamics of active Muslim citizenship. The author paints a picture of Muslims as ‘almost ordinary’ citizens, who – despite experiences of stigmatisation and exclusion – often seek to contribute to the advancement of society and the promotion of social justice. Their civic engagement, even within a Muslim community context, builds intra- and cross-community networks, and contrary to widespread contestation of Islam and its place in the West, their faith is anything but a civic obstacle to their active citizenship agenda.

This book will be of interest to scholars and students in the fields of Sociology, Politics, Islamic Studies, Sociology of Religion and Political Participation.

About the authors

Mario Peucker is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Cultural Diversity and Wellbeing, Victoria University, Australia.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Muslim Citizenship in Liberal Democracies
Book Subtitle
Civic and Political Participation in the West
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Politics of Identity and Citizenship Series
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-31403-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-31403-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81032-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 315
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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