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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I will continue to use the longer term and the VNPS acronym until there is
widespread acceptance of the present definitions or some reworking of them in
the directions I suggest . The term voluntary is used to qualify the term nonprofit
First , it continues to present and use a long - outmoded view that the only types
of nonprofits or volunteers that matter are those that focus on personal , direct ,
face - to - face social services and welfare activities ( Bowen et al . , 1994 ;
ARNOVA continues to play a groundbreaking role in increasing the depth of
knowledge about the nonprofit sector and voluntary action . The phenomena on
which NVSQ is focused are substantial in the United States and elsewhere , as ...
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