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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A typical polymorphic GA would be a GA that is like many other similar GAs as
part of a larger national or international nonprofit association such as a local GA
affiliate of the Ku Klux Klan ( Sims , 1997 ) , the Freemasons ( Knight , 1984 ) , or
affiliates , are more formalized , are more member benefit oriented , are more
active , and are higher in prestige than monomorphic GAs . Kronus ( 1977 )
similarly found polymorphic GAs to be larger . Selle and Øymyr ( 1992 ) found
them to be ...
The state or national coordinating organizations of polymorphic GAs are likely to
present the new polymorphic GAs with “ tried and true ” ways in which to organize
and run their new chapters / branches . New GАs of the monomorphic type also ...
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