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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... by my definition — which many are , given the large inputs of volunteer time in
many churches . Wuthnow ( 1990 , p . 4 ) reports that 65 % to 71 % of adults
belong to churches or synagogues in the United States , according to various
I argue that greater length of “ adolescence " and of " retirement ” or quasi -
retirement counteracts opposite forces such as increased working hours per
capita ( Schor , 1993 ) during the past 20 years in the United States . One has to
look at the ...
The Role of the United Way in Philanthropy . ” Pp . 1093-1108 in Research
Papers , Sponsored by the Commission on Private Philanthropy and Public
Needs , Vol . 2 , Part 2 , edited by Commission on Private Philanthropy and
Public Needs .
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