Shared Power: What Is It? How Does It Work? How Can We Make It Work Better? by John M. Bryson, Robert C. Einsweiler
The book explores the concept of shared power arrangements as ways in which public issues are, or can be, addressed. One series of chapters focuses on major conceptual or theoretical topics that cut across all policy areas and levels of analysis; while another series of chapters explores power sharing within particular policy areas, so that the meaning and the limits of power sharing might be addressed across policy domains. Contents: Introduction and Overview; Managing Interconnectedness, Current Institutional Arrangements that Create or Require Shared Power; Policy Coordination and Interorganizational Relations; Towards a Synergistic Model of Power; Urban Planning in Shared Power Settings; Power Sharing and System Change: The Case of Public Education; Schooling and Shared Power Among Organizations; Industrial Policy, Full Employment Policy; Macroeconomics Stabilization, Industrial Policy and Shared Power; Sharing Power in the Federal System: The American Status in World Affairs; Shared Power in International Arenas; Power Sharing Regimes and Strategic Arms Control; Conclusions and New Directions.