Intra-European migrants and the question of integration: citizenship in the lives of finnish migrants in Europe

Saara Koikkalainen

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    Abstract

    Citizenship is defined in terms of national contexts, institutions, or practices. Apart from noting one’s membership in a certain polity, citizenship can be understood to have – at least – three meanings as follows: it can signify access, identification, and practice. This article examines these three dimensions based on the experiences of highly skilled Finns living in other European Union member states. Do they adopt the legal citizenship of the new country to gain access to legal and civic rights? Do they begin to identify with and assimilate to their new home country? Is citizenship played out in the everyday life as practice? The article concludes that thanks to European citizenship, all three interpretations are present at the same time.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)257–273
    JournalNordic Journal of Migration Research
    Volume9
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 13 Jul 2019
    MoEC publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Keywords

    • Citizenship
    • Belonging
    • Intra-European migration
    • Identity
    • Mobility

    Field of science

    • Sociology

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