The International Conference on Contemporary Social and Political Issues (ICSPI) was hosted by the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Indonesia, with the theme of “Knowledge and Social Transformations.” This theme urged scholars and professional researchers to reconsider new agendas in knowledge production, where different regionalization tides affect previously rigidly separated disciplines in a more collaborative, if not contradictory, ways. The political consequences of research institutions that are much more responsive to the demands for economic growth must be further scrutinized. This raises fundamental questions regarding the analysis of new forms of social inequality, social exclusion, as well as who is being prevented from political representation and participation. The theme is expected to initiate cross- and multidisciplinary academic discussions regarding novel forms of concentration and democratization of knowledge in the increasingly globalized and digitalized world we live in today.
Conference topics: About 80 papers on varied topics were presented in the conference of which only selected papers are published in this proceeding. The topics include, but are not limited to, Research, Technology, and Social Transformation; Governance, Welfare, and Social Development; Ideas, Norms, and Culture in Social Transformation; Knowledge and Gender Issues; Global Challenges and Social Transformation; Capital, Civil Society, and Social Transformation; Media, Knowledge and Social Transformation.
Conference date: 20–21 October 2016
Location: Sanur Hotel, Bali, Indonesia
Editors: Isbandi Rukminto Adi, Rochman Achwan, and Ibnu Hamad
Organizer: Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Indonesia
Sponsors: Universitas Indonesia, Mayapada Group, and Bank Negara Indonesia
Published: 29 August 2018