Westminster University Law Professor appears in Al Jazeera’s ‘Inside Story’
25 October 2012
India's coalition government faces political turmoil over new economic reforms approved last month. The plan includes opening up the country's aviation and lucrative retail sectors to international investors. The reform plan sparked nationwide strikes supported by opposition parties and trade unions who say the move is a "betrayal of democracy.”
Inside Story asked: “Are these reforms a shot in the arm for India's troubled economy? Is the political fallout likely to overwhelm the shaky coalition that rules the country? And what are the motives behind this new series of retail reforms in India?”
Joining presenter Darren Jordan to discuss these issues were guests: Chetan Sharma, an independent financial analyst; James Mayner, a professor of commonwealth studies at the University of London; and Radha D'Souza, an associate professor of law and development at the University of Westminster.
Radha practiced as a barrister in the High Court of Bombay and taught at the Universities of Auckland and Waikato in New Zealand before coming to University of Westminster. She is also a freelance writer and social justice activist.
About the University of Westminster:
The University of Westminster boasts a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 150 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas.
We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 175-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.
Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.
Internationalisation, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and we strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.