Voluntary Associations: Instruments and Objects of Change

  title={Voluntary Associations: Instruments and Objects of Change},
  author={David L. Sills},
  • David L. Sills
  • Published 1959
  • Sociology
  • If we assume, as I am sure most of us do, that the basic problem confronting this symposium is how to bring about planned changes in society without either violating the freedom of individuals or depriving society of the advantages of individual initiative, it is quite natural to examine the potentialities of voluntary associations as agents or mediators of these changes. For, as a considerable body of research and experience has demonstrated, voluntary associations in unplanned communities… CONTINUE READING

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