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Grassroots associations

Author: David Horton Smith
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©2000.
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David Horton Smith examines in depth the distinctive nature and characteristics of a previously under-studied area which includes such groups as Alcoholics Anonymous, community environmental action committees and church Bible study groups.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Horton Smith
ISBN: 9781452263458 1452263450 0803959931 9780803959934 9781452232805 1452232806
OCLC Number: 808342670
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 342 pages)
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. I Toward a Round-Earth Paradigm for the Voluntary Nonprofit Sector --
Ch. 1 Definitions and Metaphors --
Ch. 2 Revising Flat-Earth Maps: The Rest of the Voluntary Nonprofit Sector --
pt. II Distinctive Nature of Grassroots Associations --
Ch. 3 Formational Characteristics --
Ch. 4 Internal Guidance Systems --
Ch. 5 Internal Structure --
Ch. 6 Internal Processes --
Ch. 7 Leaders and Environments --
Ch. 8 Life Cycle Changes --
Ch. 9 Impact and Effectiveness --
pt. III Theoretical Paradigms and Conclusions --
Ch. 10 Flat-Earth Paradigms and a Round-Earth Paradigm Outline --
Ch. 11 Some Conclusions and Forecasts: The Advent of Homo Voluntas --
App. A Description of the (Largely North American) Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action --
App. B Creating a Local Nonprofit Sampling Frame Including Grassroots Associations: An American Example --
App. C Methodology of the Smith One-Suburb Study.
Responsibility: David Horton Smith.
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A review and critique of empirical and theoretical research on grassroots non profit-making and voluntary organizations.  Read more...


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