Muslim Citizenship in Liberal Democracies: Civic and Political Participation in the West

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Peucker, Mario ORCID: 0000-0003-1759-2578 (2016) Muslim Citizenship in Liberal Democracies: Civic and Political Participation in the West. Palgrave Politics of Identity and Citizenship Series . Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke.

Abstract

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.

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Item type Book
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/31238
Edition 1
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31403-7
ISBN 9783319314020
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1606 Political Science
Historical > FOR Classification > 1608 Sociology
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Cultural Diversity and Wellbeing
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