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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My former wife , Barbara , gave me needed moral support and companionship
while some ideas for this book were percolating in my mind prior to our
separation in 1995 . The two most recent former Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector
He introduced the idea of “ repertoires of collective action ” to indicate that all
groups tend to have repertoires of ... This article and Tilly ' s related work are new
ideas in the GA field , and I hope that researchers will follow up on these ideas .
Such increased formal education also will contribute to more use of the printed
media , including newspapers and magazines , which similarly introduce readers
to many new ideas , roles , activities , and choices more generally . As suggested
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