A Solidarity-Care Ethics and Human Flourishing Approach to the Covid-19 Pandemic: A UK Perspective

Haseeb Shabbir, Michael R. Hyman, Alena Kostyk

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    The COVID-19 pandemic illustrates that standard assessments of human well-being fail in the face of substantial social disruptions. To overcome this problem, we focused on two human flourishing frameworks: the Shultz et al. (Handbook of community well-being research (pp. 403–421). Springer, 2017) macromarketing framework and the Shabbir et al. (Journal of Macromarketing, 41(2), 181–193, 2021) solidarity–care framework. As these frameworks share commensurable theoretical assumptions, we fused them. We then used the fused framework to evaluate how the United Kingdom’s COVID-19 responses affected community flourishing. Specifically, we examined the effect of two competing social forces—Brexit and the Black Lives Matter movement—on pulling Britons toward a flourishing or distressed community.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCommunity, Economy and COVID-19
    Subtitle of host publicationLessons from Multi-Country Analyses of a Global Pandemic
    EditorsClifford J. Shultz II, Don R. Rahtz, M. Joseph Sirgy
    Place of PublicationCham
    PublisherSpringer, Cham
    Number of pages25
    ISBN (Electronic)9783030981525
    ISBN (Print)9783030981518
    Publication statusPublished - 24 Aug 2022

    Publication series

    NameCommunity Quality-of-Life and Well-Being
    ISSN (Print)2520-1093
    ISSN (Electronic)2520-1107


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