Conformal migration: The integrative way to a new society of Finland and Russia

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Migration is a complicated process of people travelling to a new place to live, facing features of the new society, a new legal system, a new administration system, a language barrier, and other obstacles. This article will focus on the theoretical and practical features of migration stages. Using data collected in the Arctic states, the authors experimentally evaluate the significance of the individual and societal features in migration to the Arctic. In some sections of the article, the authors describe conformity theory from the point of view of migration and prove that behavioural shift is a standard stage of migration, and every immigrant should go through this stage to feel good in the new society. Furthermore, the authors will define stresses that can emerge during the migration process and how to overcome this. In conclusion, this article explains how conformity can assist or hinder immigrants to either accept or withdraw from the integration process within their new society.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Future of the Arctic Human Population
Subtitle of host publicationMigration in the North
EditorsNafisa Yeasmin, Satu Uusiautti, Timo Koivurova, Timothy Heleniak
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781003185024
ISBN (Print)9781032026749, 9781032027500
Publication statusPublished - 2022
MoEC publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

Publication series

Series Routledge Research in Polar Regions

Field of science

  • International political science
  • Social policy


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