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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Indeed , he suggests that the attempt to apply such techniques might harm GАs .
A special new mix of theory is needed for GAs . Many scholars have discussed
paid - staff VG leadership , based on either their own experiences or research or
This suggests that some emotional and practice elements of training need to be
included in addition to information . Some colleges and universities have
experimented with programs to train GA leaders or community activists and ...
My reading of relevant data available suggests that the world VG trend generally
still has been upward ( Salamon and Anheier , 1994 ; Smith , 1997c ; Smith and
Associates , forthcoming ) . GA prevalence and participation dynamics suggest ...
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