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

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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 for 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.

Genre: Social Science, Political Science
Series Title: Palgrave Politics of Identity and Citizenship
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Mario Peucker
Language: English
Street Date: August 19, 2016
TCIN: 51716078
UPC: 9783319314020
Item Number (DPCI): 248-29-2308

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