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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It is perceived as more threatening to society by social control agents . Deviance
by volunteers in a fundamentally deviant volunteer program of a work
organization also is less likely to be tolerated by a work organization of whatever
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Most such deviant GAs practice some significant degree of secrecy so as to
evade social control agents and agencies in society as well as to fulfill several
other functions ( Schaefer , 1980 ) . Every type of social group , structure , and
Volunteers in Charity Retailing : Recruitment and Training . ” Nonprofit
Management and Leadership 6 : 255-70 . Brody , E. 1996. “ Agents Without
Principals : The Economic Convergence of the Nonprofit and ForProfit
Organizational Forms .
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