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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documenting the magnitudes of paid - staff nonprofits in U . S . society and the
numbers of service volunteers in volunteer programs has been a great service to
the VNPS in spite of Independent Sector ' s neglect of GAs and associational ...
At the level of micro trends for all of human society during the past quartercentury
, the worldwide trend still seems to be upward in prevalence , again both in
absolute and relative terms . It is not yet clear to what extent transition specifically
to a ...
From a few mass media ( newspapers and later radio ) with little individual choice
in earlier industrial societies ... of jobs that were needed in the industrial society
but that are not needed in the postindustrial / service / information society .
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The Rest of the Voluntary Nonprofit Sector
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