Vibodh Parthasarathi


Vibodh Parthasarathi maintains a multidisciplinary interest in media policy, creative industries, and policy literacy. His latest work is the co-edited double volume The Indian Media Economy (OUP 2018).

Parthasarathi has been at the forefront of academic and policy research on the media in India, and presently has active collaborations with scholars from Australia, Germany and Sweden. His ongoing research is on digital transition and platformisation in the media, and on the value of diversity in media regulation in India.

On extraordinary leave during 2017-19 from his university, recent visiting positions of Parthasarathi include the University of Queensland and Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay, besides being Affiliate Researcher at SASNET, Lund University for 2019.

It seems that democracy has lost its efficiency and legitimacy. This feeling contrasts sharply with the expectations of 1991 at the end of the Cold War. In the social sciences, democratization processes were a rapidly growing field of expertise. Twenty-five years later, the situation has been reversed.

For complex challenges an interdisciplinary synthesis can be more important and more relevant than technical and disciplinary expertise. Global problems require an international synthesis.

Joost Van Meerbeeck

Co-Chair LIAS/LIAS Foundation