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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The local territorial base or scope served by a GA can be a building ( Lawson ,
1983 ; McKenzie , 1994 ) , a block ( Unger and Wandersman , 1983 ) , a housing
development ( McKenzie , 1994 ) , a neighborhood ( Davies , 1966 ; Milofsky and
Paid - staff VG founders , by contrast , can choose any territorial scope they wish
as part of their VG formation , as can supralocal volunteer group founders .
Whether the founders and charter members of a paid - staff VG can create an ...
Territorial Scope GAs are local , by definition , but with the passage of time they
sometimes increase their ambitions or connections regarding territorial scope . In
search of more resources ( e . g . , people , money ) or more influence , GAs ...
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