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Paul Morris

values, and common ground is less and less evident ( Arts, 2004 ; Arts, 2014 ; Ghazaryan, 2014; McGhee, 2010 ; Rawls, 2005, 340; Rawls, 1987 ). The debate about identity and integration in the EU is illumined by looking at the European discourse on intercultural dialogue (ICD) as the principal contemporary vehicle for fostering integration by overcoming divisions, marginalisation and misunderstandings (Council of Europe, 1997; 2005a ; 2007; 2008; 2015 ; European Commission, 2005 ; 2006; 2007; 2008; De Kock, 2010 ; Wilk-Wos, 2010 ). Alongside this, there is

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Thomas Rohringer

profession. VÚA, VHA, KK9, MA Kt. 220, MA 55-9/18-2, Josef Kirschner, L[w]IR 10 – Nachbehandlung, Ortsausschuss Haida an Josef Kirschner. The written communication of the local board Haida/Nový Bor did not emphasize its social embeddedness but stressed its bureaucratic authority instead. When Josef Kirschner was informed about the questionnaire, the language used was in no way closer to his everyday life, as required by Eger: Enclosed can be found a directory of miscellaneous information for you to kindly and immediately send back in completed form. Awaiting the

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Michaela Strapáčová and Vít Hloušek

same level since autumn 2015 ( Buchtík and Pilecká 2016 , 5). Securitization is the main trend in depicting the migrants in the media as well ( Břešťan 2016 ; Tkaczyk et al. 2016 ). The Moslems, mainly ignored in the political debates of the 1990s, have been exposed to a steadily growing anti-Islam discourse after 2001, which stresses that they are strangers dangerous for the allegedly “ethnically homogeneous” Czech society ( Topinka 2015 , 31–34). Public opinion demonstrates a constantly high level of distance of the Czechs in regard to the Moslems ( Topinka 2016a

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Frits van der Meer, Gerrit Dijkstra and Toon Kerkhoff

institutionalization of principles of merit. A general lack of single-party dominance of the political system, even at the local level, meant that a single-party hold on the civil service seldom occurred. Gerrit S. A. Dijkstra, Frits M. van der Meer, »The civil service system of the Netherlands«, in: Frits M. van der Meer (Ed.), Civil service systems in Western Europe, Cheltenham, Aldershot 2011, p. 157–191. Thus, departmental and local compartmentalization has been a continuing feature in central and local government until quite recently, with respect to personnel management