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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Social aesthetics values are defined as an entity ' s tendency to be concerned
with creating , performing , presenting , or preserving art , music , literature , mass
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Many specific social movement / protest GAs and paid - staff VGs also tend to be
ignored because the focus of the paradigm is so much on the larger social
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