The developmental paradigm of developmentalism, which has supported the philosophy of capitalism-liberalism in practice, has placed nature and humans as analogous to economic commodities, thus creating an exploitative relationship with nature and local communities. This fact leads to the ecological destruction of humans and nature. Climate change, global warming, and the marginalization of society from the center and the goal of development are hereditary sins that continue to be recorded statistically. This paradigmatic “sin” is unforgivable, thus urging the international community to promote a radical change to the global development paradigm. Almost four decades ago, the global community, through the United Nations agency, voiced a new world development paradigm labeled sustainable development.

The core values ​​of sustainable development are the triadic relationship between economic growth, social welfare, and environmental sustainability. However, this philosophy of sustainable development is still just jargon without any empirical relevance. Development implemented in almost all parts of the world has not placed the issue of human and natural ecology as the basis for plans, let alone policies and programs. As a result, the interaction between humans and nature is getting further away from the principles of sustainability, which in the end, nature continues to threaten human life. In the epistemological realm, this reality stage is constructed because of the sin of Cartesian logic, which creates a dualism between natural science and social science. It takes an integrative view of the Giddenisian and Kantinisian styles to produce a solution-based contribution to people's lives through the implementation of development that is pro-human and natural ecology, especially social science and humanities.

Malikussaleh University as one of the developing higher education institutions in Aceh, plans to hold an international conference entitled "3 rd International Conference on Social Science, Political Science, and Humanities (3 rd ICoSPOLHUM)" with the theme "The Contributions of Social Sciences and Humanities to Sustainable Development” held by the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences. This conference provides an academic forum for researchers to share meaningful and valuable information in the social sciences, politics, and humanities related to the latest discoveries expected to contribute to developing a digital society in Indonesia.

The conference will cover various fields of Social Sciences, Politics, Culture, Economics, Law, and Education, with sub-themes:

  1. Anthropology
  2. Sociology
  3. Communication Science
  4. Business Administration
  5. Public Administration/Public Policy
  6. Politics
  7. Law
  8. Education, and
  9. Economics


International Conference on Social Science, Political Science, and Humanities (ICoSPOLHUM) FISIPOL 2022

FISIP Universitas Malikussaleh, Indonesia