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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44 ) indicate that , in 1992 , volunteer work was equivalent to about 6 million full -
time paid workers , again referring to formal program volunteers as usual . A few
years earlier , they had said 9 million for 1991. How they can be off by a third ...
Formal volunteer time may be defined as time spent by an individual doing
volunteer activity , participation , or work in some group , organizational , or
program context rather than without any group context ( i.e. , informal volunteer
time ) .
See Membership eligibility criteria in GAs , formal Formal volunteer . See
Volunteer , formal Formal volunteer time . ... See Formal groups ; See also
Complexity in groups Formalized groups flat - earth paradigm , 234235
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