The application of social justice requires a geographical, sociological, political and cultural frameworks in which relations between individuals and groups can be understood, assessed, and characterized as just or unjust. Social justice covers many aspect of life such as preventing inequalities in the distribution of income, assets, opportunities for work and remunerated employment, access to knowledge, health services, social security and the provision of a safe environment.

Social justice should be achieved not only in individual level but also in national and international level. In political terms, inequality between countries has not declined in recent years. Financial and trade practices still favor the most powerful, and exceptions to general rules are granted more rarely and reluctantly than ever before. There are strong inequalities and imbalances in the global decision-making processes affecting all countries. The processes and operations associated with the formulation, implementation and evaluation of the rules and regulations governing the functioning of the world economy are still largely controlled by rich countries.

Indonesia has been considered as an upper middle income country. However, 46 percent of the country’s 237 million people live on less than US $2 per day, and women make up the bulk of the vulnerable population. Additionally, Indonesia’s gini coefficients — which measures the degree of inequality in income distribution — rose from only 0.3 in 2000 to 0.4 in 2018. It indicates that the gap between the have and the have nots in Indonesia has widened and grown faster than in any other Southeast Asian countries. Although income inequality in Indonesia is slightly better than in Philippine and China, it is worse than in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. The increase in inequality is weakening the fight against poverty, increasing political instability and threatening social cohesion. Therefore, support of national integration and global peace is very important to put social justice into reality in Indonesia.

The 4th International Conference on Social and Political Sciences (ICSPS) entitled “Social Justice: Toward National Integration and Global Peace” will focus on addressing this issue. The conference will be held on the 25th–26thSeptember 2018.

Aim and Scope

We are inviting paper presentations addressing one of the following themes:

  1. Conflict and International Refugee
  2. Inequality and Social Justice
  3. Humanitarian Catastrophe
  4. Peace, Justice and Reconciliation
  5. Religious Conflict and New Public Sphere
  6. Islamic Populism, Contestation and Democracy
  7. Public Policy for Sustainable Development
  8. Government, Business Relations and Inequality
  9. International Security in the Era of Uncertainty
  10. Social Justice and National Integration

Invited Speakers

  1. Prof. Din Syamsuddin (FISIP UIN Jakarta, Indonesia)
    • Topic : Conflict and International Refugee
  2. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Marcus Mietzner (The Australian National University)
    • Topic : Islamic Populism, Contestation and Democracy
  3. Prof. Dr. Tracey McIntosh (The University of Auckland, New Zealand)
    • Topic: Inequality and Social Justice
  4. Prof. KamarulnizamAbdullah (Universiti Utara Malaysia)
    • Topic : International System and Security in the Era of Uncertainty
  5. Prof. Dr. Iwan Gardono Sujatmiko (University of Indonesia)
    • Topic : Social Justice and National Integration
  6. Dr. Mohamed Bin Ali (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
    • Topic : Religious Conflict and New Public Sphere

Venue and Activities
Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University of Jakarta, Indonesia.

Important Dates

Deadline of abstract submission                    23thApril 2018

(Deadline for abstract submission is extended until May 4, 2018)

Notification of accepted abstract                   11th May 2018

Deadline of full paper submission                  31th August 2018

Notification of accepted full paper                 7th September 2018

Deadline of paper revision submission            14th September 2018

Registration Fee                                              14th September 2018

Conference Date                                              25th–26th September 2018

Call for Papers
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Abstract and Paper Submission

An abstract of about 250 words should be submitted to the conference website  ( by 23thApril 2018. All submitted abstracts will be peer-reviewed by at least three independent reviewers from the conference boards.

Full papers of about 3000 words should be submitted by 16th July 2018 to the conference committee submission system as a word document. Regarding the paper format, we recommend using the IEEE format below (optional):

Registration Fee and Payment

International Participant      : USD$ 300

Domestic Participant            : Rp. 2.500.000,-

(Half registration fee for full papers submitted by June 30, 2018)

Payment Fee for The 4rd ICSPS 2018 transferred to:

Bank Name : Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI)

Bank Branch : Fatmawati

Account Holder Name : RLP : 133 UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta

Account Number : 727560831

Swift Code : BNINIDJA

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