Types and Trajectories of Muslims’ Activism

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


Active Muslims interviewed for this study were selected based on their active involvement in one or two forms of civic or political participation. As outlined in Chap.  3, this selection process sought to ensure a maximum diversity of manifestations of active citizenship. It was aimed at covering independent as well as collective forms of civic engagement pursuing either Muslim community (e.g., within a Muslim community organisation) or other group-related objectives (e.g., within trade union) or republican goals revolving around advancing the wellbeing of society at large. These neatly defined selection categories served their purpose as guidelines for the sampling process, but they turned out to be too rigid to capture the multi-faceted manifestation of active citizenship of most of the interview partners. This points to the first key finding: the majority of interviewed Muslims in Australia and Germany have been involved—often simultaneously, sometimes consecutively—in various civic-political activities within an organisational context as well as independently, and many have pursued both communitarian and republican goals without expressing conflicts between both agendas.


Political Participation Civic Engagement Muslim Woman Muslim Community Active Citizenship 
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  • Mario Peucker
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  1. 1.Victoria UniversityCentre for Cultural Diversity and WellbeingMelbourneAustralia

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