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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The relationship of costs to participation , however , is more variable ( Chinman
and Wandersman , 1999 ) . What is very clear is that more benefits tend to be
associated with greater GA participation ( p . 59 ) . Knoke ( 1988 , 1990b ) and
Hanks ( 1981 ) found that participation in GAs by youths led to more adult political
participation of various types as a direct effect . There also were some indirect
statistical effects of adolescent GA participation mediated by resulting greater ...
Voluntary Participation : The Canadian Perspective . ” Pp . 25376 in Voluntary
Action Research : 1974 , edited by David H . Smith . Lexington , MA : Lexington
Books . Frohlich , Dieter . 1978 . “ Innerbetriebliche Arbeitssituation und
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