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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... Piven and Cloward , 1979 ) ; the search for credibility , acceptability , the
appearance of being well run , fiscal responsibility , staying power , and political
clout ( Frisby , 1985 ; Gamson , 1990 ; Knoke , 1990b ; Manes , 1990 ; Milofsky ,
1987 ) ...
There will be many businesses appearing in this source . Most can be identified
as businesses by their names and can be omitted ( e.g. , “ Rudy's Cleaners ” ) .
Possible nonprofits should be included and later screened as noted earlier .
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