Issue Fourteen | Spring 2013
Inequality is always on the political agenda even if the relative importance of the debate seems to wax and wane with economic success. A fundamental misunderstanding between the different actors as to what exactly the problem with inequality is might be responsible for the unfruitful nature of the debate. Through a geographically diverse set of examples, our contributors help construct a set of small but necessary first steps in clarifying the specific terms of the various debates on inequality around the globe.
Issue Thirteen | Fall 2012
States, societies and cultures seem to be in a whirlwind of crises, plagued by recurring challenges, but absent of viable, sustainable solutions. Are our economic, political and social structures capable of handling the problems of our era, or are these very foundations on the brink of extinction? In this issue, Schlossplatz³ considers present conflicts, the role of nation states in the international arena, the structure and processes of democracy and the legitimacy of the European construct.
Issue Twelve | Spring 2012
Technological advancements of the past two decades have enabled individuals to collect, store and process information more freely, more quickly and at larger consumption rates than ever before. Barriers to accessing information have been torn down by the digital revolution, which has in turn reshaped not only society but also the workplace in terms of redefining today’s means of entrepreneurialism through e-business and e-commerce. Bridging individuals and information across physical barriers through cyber space, it seems that the dream of omniscience has become reality. In this context, Schlossplatz3 presents the theme for the 2012 spring issue: Information (Age).
Issue Eleven | Fall 2011
Contributors: Wolfang Merkel, Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Benjamin Barber, Jacek Zakowski, Imane Lahlou, Godefroy Grosjean, Abdisaed Salad, Ramsey Wise, Tiina Kirss, Mykhailo Minakov, Robert Schachtschneider, Magali von Coppenolle and Lui Josué González Fuentes.
Inspired by the early events of the Arab Spring, this issue of Schlossplatz3 explores Revolution — a topic that occupied centre-stage in politics, academia and media throughout the year. We chose a number of the topic’s countless facets. An entire edition could have been dedicated to any one of these themes but we decided to bring them together in a range of articles and interviews that highlight various dimensions of “Revolution” that had inspired our authors.
Issue Ten | Spring 2011
Contributors: Mary Kaldor, Claudia Simons, Steven Lauwers, Godfroy Grosjean, Mary J. Hartmann, Eric N. de Vries, Zach Blas, Zoë Robaey, Lukas Schmid, Carlos J. Guizar Rivas, Tanja Kuechen and Sophia Armanski.
Identity doesn't just concern us, it defines us-be it as individuals or social beings. Because it is so vital to us, intrusion into our identity can set us in a state of crisis. This issue of Schlossplatz3 explores how.
Issue Nine | Fall 2010
Contributors: Klaus Hurrelmann, Angélica Pulido Solares, Sonjuhi Singh, Sascha Wagner and Jost Geimer, Elisabeth Mueller and Gregor Eppinger, Corina Murafa and Zoe Robaey, Godefroy Grosjean, Diana Kallas, Emilia Roig, Doyle Pruitt, Diana Elena Naega, Alexandre Robaey
The very essence of who we are plays a very important role in our lives: our gender and our sexuality remain discriminatory elements in everyday life. What are policies missing? In the latest edition of Schlossplatz3 we talk about sex.
Issue Eight | Spring 2010
Contributors: Michael Förster, Max Grünig, Anke Hassel, Maximilian Held, Wolfgang Heller, John S. Heywood, Anika Rasner, Martin Sambauer, David Scheller-Kreinsen, Stanley Siebert, Jim Vaupel, and Britta Zander.
The world of labour has undergone tremendous changes throughout the last years. Globalisation, de-industrialisation and the constant change of labour environments are posing challenges to labour markets. Schlossplatz3 discusses a number of these challenges and will show different angles of how "The Future of Labour" can be incorporated in policy discourse and policy-making.
Issue Seven | Fall 2009
Contributors: Jörg Asmussen, Kurt Biedenkopf, Arjen Boin, Ewout Doorman, Paul 't Hart, Ilona Kickbusch, Stanley Kober, Martin David Ledwon, Johannes Loh, Christoph Mielke, Monika Rimmele, Frank Roselieb, Donald Steinberg, and Christopher Wynn
Crisis as an omnipresent part of our daily lives has become engrained in our mindsets. We should, however, not resort to apathy, but instead attempt to differentiate between those issues sold to us as crises. The new Schlossplatz³ issue shows how crises are managed in various examples and how they can serve as instances of learning.
Issue Six | Spring 2009
Contributors: Sébastien Eugène, Michael Goodhart, Christina Hanley, Marc Howard, Roman Hrycyk, Christian Joppke, Claus Offe, Vello Pettai, Ulrich K. Preuß, Rajash Rawal, Rasmus Relotius, Sylvia Roberge, Wolfgang Schäuble, Joslyn Trowbridge
The turn of the century has witnessed the beginning of a new era in international politics. What are the implications for citizenship, an institution that, like few others, defines who we are and how we organise political life? This issue of Schlossplatz³ provides a snapshot of the ongoing debate on the past and future of citizenship.
Issue Five | Fall 2008
Contributors: Sophia Armanski, Maude Barlow, Sally Below, Peter Bossard, Holger Gerdes, Nicole Kranz, Cornelius Laaser, Sascha Müller-Kraenner, Randi Olsen, Jennifer Organ, David Pearson, Carlos J. Guizar Rivas, Jamal Saghir, Ralf Steeg, Gareth Walker, Jörg Welke
All human life depends on water and air. The sustainable management of both is a major challenge for today's public policy makers. This issue of Schlossplatz³ taps the streams and flows of the current debate on the right water governance.
Issue Four | Spring 2008
Contributors: Benjamin Barber, Christoph Baron, Ivan Capriles, Jobst Fiedler, Sir Peter Hall, Kaija Landsberg, Julie Ren, Thilo Sarrazin, Saskia Sassen, Caspar von Schoeler, Thomas Taraschewski
The editorial team of Schlossplatz³ has regrouped and now includes a number of MPP students from the new class of 2009. For the fourth issue of the student magazine of the Hertie School of Governance, the new team has focused on urban governance as the central topic.
Issue Three | Fall 2007
Contributors: Jochen von Bernstorff, Bob Geldof, Muriithi Kagai, Risto Karajkov, Georg Kell, Uta Kletzing, Volker Lehmann, James Nussbaumer, Felix Rübcke, Jeffrey Sachs, Sabine von Schorlemer, Besa Shahini, Vladimir Spidla, Michael Zürn
It is our pleasure to introduce you to the third issue of Schlossplatz³. We, a group of students at the Hertie School of Governance, had the pleasure to gather another respectable potpourri of interviews and articles from scholars, practitioners, and students of public policy.
Issue Two | Spring 2007
Contributors: Fraser Cameron, Thomas Carothers, Diana Dus, Diana Mirza Grisco, Andreas Hammer, Uwe-Karsten Heye, Ulrich Horsmann, Rainer Lindner, Thomas de Maizière, Raphael Muturi, Tinatin Ninua, Cathleen Powell, Gerhard Schröder, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Javier Solana, Nick Witney
The second issue of Schlossplatz³ tackles a complex concept: Security. It does so in a way which perfectly emphasises the approach that HSoG tries to embody in its teaching of and research on public policy. It reminds us of the intricacies and challenges that need to be confronted by all modern public policies.
Issue One | Fall 2006
Contributors: Ndika Akong, Maria del Carmen Orbegoso Alvarez, Kurt Biedenkopf, Ralf Dahrendorf, Alfred Grosser, Anke Hassel, Detlev Mehlis, Nick Menzies, Götz Werner, Cornelia Woll, Klaus Wowereit
The Master of Public Policy Programme at the Hertie School of Governance has successfully ended its first year. The second year, with an intake of 50 new students, has been commenced, therewith taking the "project HSoG" to new levels. As a rather young institution the HSoG had and has to overcome governance challenges implied in creating a new institution.
Schlossplatz³ is the student magazine of the Hertie School of Governance. Initiated by the first MPP class, Schlossplatz³ takes up current issues of modern governance and discusses them from the perspectives of the public, private and civil society sector. The magazine appears biannually and contains articles and interviews from policy-makers, scholars and students on topics of modern governance.
The magazine reflects upon the interdependence of current policy issues. Most of today's economic, political and societal challenges ask for integrative solutions resulting from the interplay of the public and the private sectors as well as civil society. If we are to understand and solve the questions of our time, we have to be mindful of the role of these actors - hence the "3" ("to the power of three") in the title. None of the three actors is capable of tackling present or future challenges on its own. We believe that it is crucial to unite all three sectors in finding sustainable solutions to common problems. Schlossplatz³ provides a forum for debate for decision-makers and leaders from the academic and professional realm to exchange ideas, expertise and opinions.
Furthermore, Schlossplatz³ is a student magazine that informs its readers about student life at the Hertie School of Governance: Who are we, the students? What are we striving for? Most of us have already collected experience in a variety of professional settings, which they can use to contribute to the magazine. Each issue will present some articles by students but as well as a collection of impressions directly related to events in Berlin and at the Hertie School of Governance.