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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In essence , I argue in this book that there are many “ flat - earth ” voluntary nonprofit sector ( VNPS ) paradigms that are distorting the reality of the VNPS in related but different major ways . I define a flat - earth VNPS paradigm ...
My GA part of a round - earth VNPS paradigm seeks comprehensiveness and balance appropriate to the reality of human societies and activities in a socially constructed and interpreted world ( Berger and Luckmann , 1967 ) .
OVERVIEW OF FLAT - EARTH VNPS PARADIGMS As I have indicated elsewhere ( Smith , Macaulay , and Associates , 1980 , Parts 1 and 5 ) , I see many problems with social science theory and empirical research . Many of these problems could be ...
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