The loss of strategic advantage
In 1989, after some twenty-five years in office, the PNC lost its strategic advantage over the PPP, and arguably left Guyana a more divided society than it was when it came to office in 1964.
The fact that we can make a similar statement today after two decades of PPP rule points to the peculiar nature of our society and part of that unusualness is the incapacity to respond positively which is presently being exhibited by the PPP/C now that it has also lost its strategic advantage.
Most relationships are established and maintained because they offer benefits that both parties are unwilling to forgo, even if on occasion one party is able to dominate the relationship because of its strategic positioning. Thus, by strategic advantage I mean the advantage one party in a relationship has that allows it to …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.