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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These ideologies , in the eyes of GA members , counteract or neutralize societal
norms and often social control agency ( e . g . , police , state troopers , Federal
Bureau of Investigation ) views indicating that such GAs are neither good nor ...
These older GAs tend to be sociability GAs ( e . g . , Elks , Freemasons ) , service
clubs ( e . g . , Rotary , Lions ) , or economic support GAs ( e . g . , Grange or Farm
Bureau in rural areas , businesspeople ' s GАs in urban areas ) . This results ...
... Blackstock ( 1976 ) in his description of the Federal Bureau of Investigation ' s (
FBI ) illegal “ war ” on social movement groups during the 1960s and 1970s and ,
more recently , by Manes ' s ( 1990 ) description of FBI attacks on Earth First !
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