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 ...
Human cultures maintain the social momentum of earlier versions of a given society ( Adler , 1981 ) , just as memory , personality , self - image ...
See Impacts of GAs , social support Social momentum , 149 , 233 Social movement bureaucratization , 171 Social movement GA leadership .
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