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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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 might ...
But they will correspondingly gain outcomes such as more territorial / societal /
international participation , pluralism , and diversity . I term this general outcome
the voluntary society , following the innovative use of Shultz ( 1972 ) , as
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