The name of the strict father

I’ve been thinking about how I used the concept of the big Other to describe the manner by which Ranil Wickremesinghe, the current Sri Lankan President, functions with a section of the electorate that supports him. Recently, after some theatrics in Parliament by him, I referenced the (non-Lacanian) strict father model. Both these … Continue reading The name of the strict father

The SJB-JVP battle for votes

The jockeying for voters between the NPP/JVP and the SJB provides an excellent opportunity to reflect on the importance of ideology and identity for a political party. As things stand, polling suggests while ex-SLPP voters are moving to other main parties, the greatest number have gone to the JVP. A question that I’ve … Continue reading The SJB-JVP battle for votes