Methodology: Exploring Muslims’ Civic and Political Participation

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


This study examines the ways in which Muslims engage as active citizens in different forms of civic and political participation in Australia and Germany, exploring their civic trajectories, motives and reasons for their commitment, and the implications this engagement has had for them personally. The above outlined theoretical-conceptual framework highlights the multi-dimensional character of these participatory processes, influenced by a complex interplay of factors on the individual, the community and the policy level. This study has been designed to investigate these processes with a qualitative methodology, combined with a cross-national comparative perspective. The following sections briefly outline the methodological rationales as well as the sampling strategy, data collection and analysis. In the second part of this chapter the realised sample of civically and politically active Muslims who participated in this study will be briefly described.


Political Participation Civic Engagement Muslim Community Active Citizenship Australian Sample 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Peucker
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  1. 1.Victoria UniversityCentre for Cultural Diversity and WellbeingMelbourneAustralia

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