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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Using this latter , more recent ( but not recent enough ) figure of 53 % for member
activity levels and multiplying it by the 1991 U.S. adult population figure given
earlier yields an estimate of about 98 million active members of U.S. associations
The Antihistoricism Flat - Earth Paradigm One major problem with most social
and behavioral science disciplines is that they tend to ignore the histories of
phenomena in their fields as essentially irrelevant to understanding recent or
I have written recently about activities such as contributing to the infrastructure for
GAs ( Smith , 1997b ) . ... the long - term macro trend in human society worldwide
over the 10 recent millennia has been for increasing numbers and importance ...
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