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All around the world, we witness that power now rests in networks. The commencement of digital era encourages it, Whether nation states or local communities are deeply affected, especially by inclusion in and exclusion from the global networks. Networks structure a various sectors in society at any level. It is crucial to look closely at essential of connectivity and access within networks. Meanwhile, networks can also create a serious impediment to the outsiders with nothing to offer the network. The new forms of network society offer challenges in a way that despite the disappearance of conventional ties, exploitation, marginalization, exclusion and differentiation remain.

In regard with the phenomenon, the 4thrd APRISH 2019, would bring the theme “Network Society: Continuity and Change”.  It invites multi- and trans-disciplinary discussion on examining the dynamic social, political, economic and legal structure in the age of network society of the twenty-first century. Social science and humanity scholars as well as practitioners from private and state organisations may come to look at the meaning of being in a network society within the complexity of contemporary world, including to identify a wide variety of solutions to societal problems enhanced by the network society.



The Global Goals or universally known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is an urgent call to be adopted by all countries across the globe to ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity and protect the planet for the present and the future. Therefore, the orientation of socio–economic development aims to promote inclusive growth by harmonizing four main pillars of sustainability : human, economic, environmental and social sustainability. Global cooperation and action from all stakeholders should proactively address potential challenges in achieving these goals. Business sector also play a major role and contribute to the achievement of global goals through innovative and eco – friendly business operations, responsible investment and community services where they operate. The rise of new network society also affecting the flow of economy, creating new way in information and knowledge exchange and connecting broader market network. An active and massive action should be taken to ensure that this ongoing process will guarantee the global achievement of high and sustainable wellbeing not only now, but also in the future.

This panel organized by : Faculty of Economics and Business

Worldwide and its globalization emerge society linked each other that build network, in the end, becomes an ecosystem by its interest. It is called global society. It is having this kind of society, which cannot solve challenges with a single way of resolution. The more massive and complex the network becomes the more significant possibility of cross-cutting circumstances in global and regional context.
Due to sustainability, the critical thing to consider is the society that plays a vital role to maintain the inclusive development. Not only local but also regional or even global society should determine to ensure that all human beings can enjoy prosperous and fulfilling lives and that economic, social and technological progress occurs in harmony with nature as one of SDG’s target (www.un.org). Therefore, by bridging the global society with real methods and empiric circumstances could boost the sustainable development target.

This panel organized by : School of Strategic and Global Studies and School of Environmental Science

Network societies have become new spaces of connectivity while creating a dynamic mobility in culture and the everyday lives. In academia, particularly in arts and the humanities, there is an urgency to reflect on the theoretical and methodological implications of this rapid development of digital technology. The arts and humanities stream in this conference aims to foster open dialogues and curate exisiting scientific discussions to look at the political, social and most importantly cultural aspects in the digital turn within the field of history, literary and cultural studies, archaeology, information technology, linguistics, area studies and other related fields.

This panel organized by : Faculty of Humanities

People mobility’s, shifting socio-economic landscape, global-regional political transformation, and rapid development of connectivity infrastructure have brought a dramatic change in the dynamics of social and political form in Indonesia. These changes, bring various communities to an intense interaction and contestation in many levels and thus expand and reconfigure their pre-existing social structure. On a different level, post-reformation Indonesia likewise shows how states orientation to development and policy represent a changing form of socio-political structure that enabling government, citizens and private sector to involve in a new political-economic participation (decentralization, regional autonomy, digital politics, gig economy, participatory development) that shows the emerging characteristic of a network within our society. This interconnection and as well contestation between different social groups and institutions is forming of what Castell described as a network society, in which each network connects each other forming a complex form of a social aggregate, re-question our conventional unit analyses uses in social science (family, kinship groups, ethnic group, social class, gender, urban/rural communities etc) both for applied and academic orientation of research. How Indonesian social and political sciences responds to this development? What kind of methodological and conceptual issues should be developed from this society’s transformation?

This sub-theme, in relation to the way socio-cultural sciences in Indonesia responds to the transformation above, aims to provide a hub for recent discussions and research about network societies from various research topics. In doing so, the event try to establish a common ground on a methodological and conceptual level in explaining the form of network society in Indonesia.  The issues for discussing this common ground can include, but not limited to, family in flux, digital diaspora, changing form of clientele relationship in politics, social movement, the states intervention and participatory development, states and security issues, inter-cultural relationship, market and popular culture, trans-national religious movement, and environmental governance issues.

This panel organized by : Faculty of Social and Political Sciences

The aim of this stream is to explore the legal challenges and opportunities presented by the development of network society and information technology and to construct the notions of legal resilience as a framework for accommodating these challenges more effectively.
The law and technology have lagged behind new technology in almost every period of history. This is understandable as a new technology must become established in society before legislation can be applied to it. However, it also clearly presents the situation of legal vulnerability, which is uncompromisable and unacceptable in this 4.0 industrial technology.
Therefore, we need more dynamic, more experimentation and more exercise to test and refine concepts, to shed light on legal vulnerabilities, threats and assets and to explore response mechanisms and procedures in coping with this development. With the final objective is to construct and strengthen the legal resilience among various kinds of challenges and opportunities.

This panel organized by : Faculty of Law

The discourse on Network Governance, which began more than two decades ago, is increasingly relevant today with the support of the rapid development of ICT in the era of digital technology and global governance. The characteristics of network governance that are more focused on informal social systems, rather than the formal structure of bureaucracy, for example, show their superiority in achieving organizational / community goals. The administrative science stream in this conference aims to provide space for multi-disciplinary scientific discussions on network governance in the perspective of public administration, tax, and business, as well as policy perspectives and their implementation in supporting the achievement of sustainable development goals (SDGs). Also, this stream needs to strengthen the development of some government perspective such as collaborative, democratic and dynamic government.

This panel organized by : Faculty of Administrative Science

Psychological well-being helps the individual realizes his or her abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and can make a contribution to his or her community. Multiple levels among a vast number of sectors, policies, programs, settings, and environment need to be involved in achieving good psychological well-being. Therefore, it is crucial for us to improve social connectedness to maximize the achievement of psychological well-being conditions.

This panel organized by : Faculty of Psychology

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