The 4th USM International Conference on Social Sciences 2021
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Why do we need social sciences more than ever? In the 21st century, many global phenomena are elicited by humans compared to nature. If we look at the surrounding, the human touch can be seen everywhere, almost as prevalent as the influence of nature itself. Social scientists have worked together to explain the humanity since various philosophers such as Plato, Karl Marx, Ibn Khaldun took the initial steps. Now, social sciences have become one of the most influential bodies of knowledge that continue to investigate, theorise and shape human society. We are going through an unprecedented global socio-economic and health crisis due to COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has created devastating social, economic, psychological and political effects that will leave deep and longstanding scars. Despite the pandemic, it is significant to explore how people come together to survive and to keep moving forward in this challenging time. To address the current global COVID-19 pandemic issue, the current conference aims at highlighting the current works and research of various social scientific fields that include (but not limited to): developmental studies, economics, political science, psychology, social work, sociology and anthropology. This conference provides a platform for researchers, students and practitioners alike to share and exchange ideas for the betterment of the society during and post-pandemic era.



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