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 present definitions differ from prior attempts by defining terms for individuals
and groups at the same time generally , terming either one individual or a group
to be an entity . This approach highlights some important similarities in the ...
Insofar as voluntary altruism is present in paid - staff VGs ( and , by definition ,
they must have a significant amount ) , this needs to be nurtured and maintained
by organizational ideologies that portray the VGs as worth contributing to as
present versions of such a phenomenon . That is the thrust of the present
paradigm critique . The Developed World Flat - Earth Paradigm Horowitz ( 1972 )
brought to everyone ' s attention the three worlds of development , with the Third
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Definitions and Metaphors
The Rest of the Voluntary Nonprofit Sector
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