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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have formal tax exemptions in any nation or historical time period but have no significant voluntary altruism involved . Rose - Ackerman ( 1990 ) puts this in terms of VGs having lost their " charitable missions .
Broad But Intermittent Political Involvement An important reason why GAs have so much impact on creating and maintaining participatory democracy and a civil society is that virtually every type of GA gets involved in political processes ...
Measurement differences could account for some or all of this difference between the two nations in GA political involvement . Among other differences , Verba and Nie ( 1972 ) randomly sampled U.S. individual adults , whereas Newton ...
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