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William D. Leach, Research Director
Center for Collaborative Policy
815 S Street, 1st Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Ph.D., Environmental Policy, University of California, Davis (2000)
M.S., Natural Resources, University of Michigan (1995)
B.S., Conservation and Resource Studies, University of California, Berkeley (1992)
The CCP Research Program seeks to create stronger ties between theory and practice in collaborative policy. We currently focus on three broad topical areas (1) evaluation of collaborative policy outcomes, (2) public participation in government decisionmaking, and (3) opportunities for building collaborative capacity. The Research Program is designed to support the public service mission of Sacramento State as well as CCP's core mission of building the capacity of government agencies, stakeholder groups, and the public to use collaborative strategies to improve policy outcomes.
"Shared Governance in Higher Education: Structural and Cultural Responses to a Changing National Climate." 2008. Center for Collaborative Policy, California State University. Full Text.
“Collaborative Public Management and Democracy: Evidence from Western Watershed Partnerships.” 2006. Public Administration Review 66(s1): 100-110. Abstract.
“Public Involvement in USDA Forest Service Policymaking: A Literature Review.” 2006. Journal of Forestry 104(1, January/February): 43-49. Abstract.
Book review of: “Adaptive Governance and Water: New Institutions for Collaborative Planning.” John Scholz and Bruce Stiftel, eds. (RFF Press, 2005). Published in Journal of the American Planning Association 72(4):514.
“To Trust an Adversary: Integrating Rational and Psychological Models of Collaborative Policymaking.” 2005. American Political Science Review 99(4, November): 491-503, with Paul Sabatier. Abstract. Full Text.
“Watershed Partnerships: Evaluating a Collaborative Form of Public Participation.” Discussion paper commissioned by the National Research Council panel on Public Participation in Environmental Assessment and Decision Making, with Mark Lubell, February 2005.
“Are Trust and Social Capital the Keys to Success?” Swimming Upstream: Collaborative Approaches to Watershed Management, (MIT Press, 2005), with Paul A. Sabatier. View book abstract.
“Theoretical Frameworks Explaining Partnership Success.” Swimming Upstream: Collaborative Approaches to Watershed Management, (MIT Press, 2005), with Paul A. Sabatier, Neil W. Pelkey, and Mark Lubell. View book abstract.
Book review of: “Collaborative Environmental Management: What Role for Government?” Tomas M. Koontz, et al. (RFF Press, 2004). Published in Journal of Planning Education and Research, 25(5): 105-107.
Is Devolution Democratic? Assessing Collaborative Environmental Management. Research report published by the Center for Collaborative Policy, August 2004. View abstract. Download full text. View commentary by Michael McCloskey.
“Facilitators, Coordinators, and Outcomes.” In The Promise and Performance of Environmental Conflict Resolution, edited by Rosemary O'Leary and Lisa Bingham, (RFF Press, 2003), with Paul A. Sabatier. View book abstract.
“Stakeholder Partnerships as Collaborative Policymaking: Evaluation Criteria Applied to Watershed Management in California and Washington.” 2002. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 21(4, Fall): 645-670, with Neil W. Pelkey, and Paul A. Sabatier. View abstract.
“Surveying Diverse Stakeholder Groups.” 2002. Society and Natural Resources 15(7, August): 641-649. View abstract.
“Making Watershed Partnerships Work: A Review of the Empirical Literature.” 2001. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management 127(6, Nov/Dec): 378-385, with Neil W. Pelkey. View Abstract.