SAGE Publications, 2000 M05 11 - 342 páginas
Grassroots Associations is a comprehensive review and critique of empirical and theoretical research on grassroots, nonprofit and voluntary organizations.
David Horton Smith examines in depth the distinctive nature and characteristics of a previously under-studied area which includes such groups as Alchoholics Anonymous, community-environmental action committees and church Bible study groups. He addresses: group formation, structure, process, leadership, and life cycle change; effectiveness; the influence such associations have on society; the future of grassroots associations, which he sees as integral to a postmodern society moving towards participatory democracy, self-determinism and individual choice.
LEADERSHIP Leadership probably is more important in GAs than in paid - staff
voluntary groups ( VGs ) because there is less guidance and " social momentum "
of other types to keep GAs going ( Adler , 1981 ; Anderson , 1964 ; Bailey , 1974 ...
Human cultures maintain the social momentum of earlier versions of a given
society ( Adler , 1981 ) , just as memory , personality , self - image , and habits
tend to maintain some momentum for individual lives . There clearly are some
See Impacts of GAs , social support Social momentum , 149 , 233 Social
movement bureaucratization , 171 Social movement GA leadership . See
Leaders of GAs , social movement Social movement GAs , Social movement local
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Definitions and Metaphors
The Rest of the Voluntary Nonprofit Sector
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