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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Generally Ignored in Contemporary Voluntary Action Research : Causes and
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Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association of Researchers on
Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action , Seattle , WA , November . 1998b .
“ Negative Social Capital and Deviant Voluntary Groups . ” Paper presented at ...
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