What is Power Sharing?
In a democracy, no single branch of government has absolute power. The design of democracy depends heavily on the wise distribution of power among the legislative, executive, and judicial branches. A power-sharing arrangement divides duties and obligations among various social levels, organs, and groupings. Vertical power sharing and horizontal power sharing are the two most widely used types.
- Horizontal power-sharing is an equitable division of authority among several government agencies.
- Vertical power-sharing is the division of authority among various governmental tiers.