10 Doodles with a Difference
Fresh Takes on Modern Governance
From Identity to Extinction, Sex and (the) Cities, Revolution, the Information Age and even Water – the Hertie School's Student Magazine Schlossplatz3 (SP3) has made fresh takes on governance its mission since 2006.
Contributions by innovative thinkers from all sectors have been coupled with thought-provoking illustrations by Berlin-based creatives to infuse the larger conversation on governance with new perspectives. The team of designers and illustrators from basics09 and bitteschön.tv have given the magazine its unique look since the very first edition.
Governance?1 / 10
"(Good) Governance – which has become something of a catch-all phrase to describe what governments, businesses and civil society have to do and to achieve – depends on the crucial interaction between all players in a given society (and on an international level)."
The Changing Nature of Security2 / 10
"Security is perhaps the most malleable concept in the theory and practice of international relations. Historically, one of the earliest requirements placed on states has been the provision of security. Indeed the state, it has been argued, simply emerged for the reason of providing effective protection of its people."
Old Paradigm/New Global Order?3 / 10
"Will international organisations meet the challenges of peace and human security in the 21st century within existing frames of norms? The United Nations and its Charter remain at the heart of the global legal order, but more political will from member states is necessary for its protection and development."
A Tale of Modern Cities4 / 10
"Societal and environmental changes like immigration and climate change have a profound impact on cities. Megacities have to cope with the problems of urban sprawl and providing the adequate infrastructure for millions of people in a dense urban space. Policy-makers in cities around the world must find the appropriate solutions to all these challenges. Fortunately, they are not alone: The private sector and civil society are increasingly involved in shaping urban governance."
Of the First Water5 / 10
"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 SP3 taps the streams and flows of the current debate on the right water governance."
The Many Faces of Citizenship6 / 10
"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?"
Of Crises and Challenges7 / 10
"A crisis is an outside intervention where the people concerned feel caught in a state of victimhood not knowing what happened. This brings me to an important differentiation: When talking about a crisis, one feels as a victim. When talking about a challenge, one is an active designer with the opportunity to shape a different system. Therefore, I would say that the current financial crisis should be regarded as a challenge." – Kurt Biedenkopf
Labour the Point8 / 10
"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. Will we see a further decline of workers’ rights and entitlements in the developed world and more formalised employment in the south?"
Sex, Society and Policy9 / 10
"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?"
Identity (Crisis)10 / 10
"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."