The Muslim Community and Political Context in Australia and Germany

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


Civic and political participation does not occur in a societal or political vacuum. This chapter sheds light on the organisational structure of Islamic communities in Australia and Germany, and it provides insights into key dimensions of the national policy frameworks with regard to citizenship regimes, policies on managing ethno-religious diversity and church–state relations. These elaborations seek to illuminate the broader context within which Muslims enact their citizenship, and they reflect the theoretical framework of this study, according to which the performance of citizenship does not only depend on individuals’ political rights, resources and skills, but is also influenced by context-specific structural and political framework conditions.


Civil Society Civic Engagement Muslim Community Civil Society Actor Dual Citizenship 
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  • Mario Peucker
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  1. 1.Victoria UniversityCentre for Cultural Diversity and WellbeingMelbourneAustralia

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