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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Voluntary Altruism and Seven Humane Core Social Values The phrase humane -
core - value driven is , in a sense , a detailed specification of what others might
mean by “ public purpose ” or “ the public interest . ” It relates most closely ...
territory of interest if one ' s interest is in research , not registration or taxation .
Some shortcut will have to be found for taxation / tax - exemption decisions . 6 .
There are two related definitions of the VNPS in my theory of voluntary altruism : (
a ) ...
Many GAs attempt to influence local governments on issues of interest at one
time or another , sometimes successfully ( see Chapter 9 ) . The overall success
rate of such influence attempts is not clear from research . Most research focuses
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Definitions and Metaphors
The Rest of the Voluntary Nonprofit Sector
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