The Civic Life of Young Australian Muslims: Active Citizenship, Community Belonging and Social Inclusion

  • Harris, Anita, (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))

Project: Research

Project Description

Enhancing the engagement of marginalised youth in civic life is critical for a healthy democracy and community cohesion. Unlike the more common focus on exclusion and disadvantage, this project investigates the range of ways young Australian Muslims, especially young women, actively participate in civic life and establish belonging in community. It will expand youth studies' approaches to new citizenship practices and challenge assumptions about Muslim youth and disengagement. It will contribute to the strengthening of Australia's social fabric by informing policy on issues of social inclusion, cohesion and citizenship, and will result in a public database, reports, articles and a book.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date4/01/1131/12/14

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD266,624.00