Goals, Motives and Driving Forces

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


The question as to why someone becomes actively involved in certain forms of civic or political participation is a highly personal and multi-faceted one. Muslims interviewed for this study spoke about two interrelated dimensions. The first was the general goals they pursue through their civic activism. The second are fundamental driving forces that motivate them to become (and remain) engaged and active. This chapter explores the personal dispositions of interviewed Muslims; it does not attempt to investigate the specific aims linked to each individual type of civic activity the interviewed Muslims have been involved in.


Political Participation Civic Engagement Muslim Woman Muslim Community Active Citizenship 
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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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