The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear that a sense of community responsibility is crucial to mitigate the effects of viral spread. Many citizens across the world have heeded the call to isolate and self-distance, yet large numbers of individuals do not seem to understand their responsibility for others. This article explores how a sense of community responsibility is born in community contexts, how various features of a crisis impact community responsibility, and how public administration plays a crucial role in facilitating mitigation and solutions to crisis. The article also explores the utility of the Community Experience Model in crisis management contexts, and sets the stage for further exploration of community experiences in disaster and crisis scholarship and practice.
Administrative Theory & Praxis
College of Management
Managing for Sustainability
Martin, Eric C. and Boyd, Neil. "Sense of Community Responsibility at the Forefront of Crisis Management." (2020) : 1-13.