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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Estimates 7T and 8T constitute a round - earth VNPS map and a flat - earth VNPS
map , respectively , of the numbers of ... But inclusion of GAs is the key difference
between the two types of maps , with attention also given to the substantial ...
Such maps created half a millennium ago and earlier greatly restrained
exploration and trade . In the case of VNPS research , the result of flat - earth
maps has been less funding for GA research among mainstream scholars in the
field and ...
maps lacking very many GAs ( e.g. , Gronbjerg , Kimmick , and Salamon , 1985 ,
for the Chicago area ; Salamon , Altschuler , and Myllyluoma , 1990 , for the
Baltimore , Maryland , area ) . Few maps ( if any ) trying to portray all nonprofits in
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