We are delighted to present these Conference Proceedings of the First International Conference on Social Sciences (ICSS 2018). This conference is held on October 18th-19th, 2018 in Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center, Bali, Indonesia. ICSS 2018 is organized by a consortium of five faculties from five universities and two polytechnics namely: Faculty of Social Sciences and Law State University of Surabaya (Universitas Negeri Surabaya), Faculty of Social Sciences State University of Makassar (Universitas Negeri Makassar), Faculty of Social Sciences State University of Manado (Universitas Negeri Manado), Faculty of Social Sciences and Politics Universitas Pembangunan Nasional Veteran Jawa Timur, Faculty of Law Universitas Trunojoyo Madura, Bali State Polytechnic and Jember State Polytechnic. ICSS 2018 is one of the first major international meetings on social sciences. It is attended by scholars, researchers, practitioners, and government to discuss research and practices in social sciences. This year theme is “Social Science and Humanities for Sustainable Development to Support Community Empowerment” and The Sub Themes are Education, Law, Politics and Social Sciences, Public Administration, Communication, Business Administration, Anthropology, Humanities.
There are 365 papers submitted in which the authors are from Australia, Canada, France and Indonesia, and from that number the committee has selected 337 papers for publication. To do so, the review process is conducted by the main editor peer review. Each paper is reviewed by two reviewers. The committee also applied plagiarism screening by using Turnitin software. The level of interest in the conference subject matter is maintained by organizing the conference in 4 parallel sessions, each on a specific theme, to provide each paper with sufficient time for presentation and to accommodate all of them within the overall time allocated.
Finally, we would like to express our gratitude to our fellow members of the local Committee from each member of the consortium for their work in securing a substantial input of papers and in encouraging participation from their areas. We are also indebted to those who served as chairmen as without their contribution, it is impossible to conduct the conference. We also acknowledge all participants for their contributions to the Conference program as well as their contributions to these Proceedings. We would also like to record our appreciation for the work of Bali State Polytechnic team in taking care of all the excellent logistical arrangements for the conference. Their efforts are marvelous. We are looking forward to the second ICSS which will be scheduled in 2019.