What Is Active Citizenship?

  • Mario Peucker
Part of the Palgrave Politics of Identity and Citizenship Series book series ( CAL)


Despite its frequent use in everyday discussions and political debates, citizenship is an elusive concept. While a general consensus prevails on the abstract understanding of citizenship as one’s full membership of a society, it has remained a complex and contested challenge to specify the substance, prerequisites and manifestations of this membership status. This complexity derives from the myriad of responses that have been given to two key questions concerning the relevant determinants of membership and the indicia of fullness (Schuck 2002: 131).


Social Capital Political Participation Civic Engagement Political Community Muslim Community 
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  • Mario Peucker
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  1. 1.Centre for Cultural Diversity and WellbeingVictoria UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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