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.
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The number of IRS - registered VGs combined with the local church congregations as used by Hodgkinson et al . ( 1992 ; see also Hodgkinson and Weitzman , 1996b ) is substantially different from and relatively nonoverlapping with the 7.5 ...
Hodgkinson and Weitzman ( 1992 , p . 327 ) did ask about associational memberships . However , their data are seriously flawed methodologically . Only eight purposive types of associations were asked about to the respondents separately ...
This figure is 24 % larger than the 2.1 hours per capita for program and informal volunteering found by Hodgkinson and Weitzman ( 1992 , p . 25 ) . For all its methodological validity flaws , survey interview data on time use during the ...
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