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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I do not see this factor as important for explaining GA complexity because , by
definition , a GA does not usually have a paid ... Very few of these relationships
argue for high complexity in GAS because GАs tend to lack nearly all of these
The Effective Grassroots Association , Part 1 : Organizational Factors That
Produce Internal Impact . ” Nonprofit Management and Leadership 9 : 443 - 56 . -
. 1999b . “ The Effective Grassroots Association : II . Organizational Factors That ...
See Values , humane core ( social ) , sociopolitical innovation Solidary incentives
, See Incentives in GAs , sociability Special external impact factors by GAs for ef -
fectiveness . See Effectiveness of GAs , special external impact factors Special ...
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