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Authors: Susan Walsh and Alan Johnston

The COVID-19 pandemic has tested every area of daily life for the world’s population. This narrative study will be of value and interest to an emerging body of empirical evidence on the leadership of spontaneous volunteer activity during a global pandemic. Spontaneous volunteers told their stories, and these narratives form the focus of this research, exploring leadership of this group. Empirical evidence confirmed that leadership was effective in producing successful results, and resulted from a knowledge of the community, leader skill, authentic behaviours and an adaptive style; however, no one style of leadership was identified. There is a need for further research into this area of leadership, to understand how the leadership of spontaneous volunteers can be effective for the community, in crises and disaster responses.

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The emergence of participation as a theme in public service governance has attracted a good deal of research attention. This chapter focuses on two linked theoretical frameworks that have emerged from this body of work and suggests that they can make a useful contribution to developing the research agenda on children's participation. The first of these, mutual incentives theory (MIT), concerns the motivations of people to participate. It focuses on whether their motivations are primarily individual or collective. The second, the concept of the participation chain, recognises that knowledge of people's motivations is not enough. It extends MIT by looking at how the different components that make up the process of participation are linked together.

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