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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To further arouse the reader ' s interest , here I present some examples of
unusual GAs drawn mainly from the literature on GAs in less developed , but also
from some modern , Western nations and one former Eastern Bloc nation :
... or all of the forgoing features but still clearly are VGs . The work of Katz ( 1993 )
, Lavoie et al . ( 1994 ) , and Wuthnow ( 1994 ) further substantiates my point by
showing the 234 THEORETICAL PARADIGMS AND CONCLUSIONS.
They are referring in part to the further development of communication
technologies such as the Internet , fax machines , and cellular telephones that
will permit individuals to contact each other as part of a global network based on
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Definitions and Metaphors
The Rest of the Voluntary Nonprofit Sector
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