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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It does not even have the term “ associations ” ( or “ clubs ” ) in its subject index , although nonprofit organizations are mentioned on one page and voluntary organizations are mentioned on seven pages of the text , according to the ...
Sports often go through a professionalization process from GAs , to semiprofessional organizations , to professional organizations , as in baseball ( McGuire , 1996 ) or Olympic sports ( Whitson and Macintosh , 1989 ) .
“ Hypernetwork Sampling : Duality and Differentiation Among Voluntary Organizations . ” Social Networks 3 : 225-50 . 1983a . “ An Ecology of Affiliation . " American Sociological Review 48 : 519-32 . 1983b .
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