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Dr Allyn Fives BA, MA, Phd
Education and Qualifications
1996 - 2001 PhD, Political Theory University of Edinburgh
1994 - 1995 MA Political Behaviour University of Essex
1991 - 1994 BA, Political Science and Sociology, History NUIG
Applied social science
Political Theory, Research Ethics, Political Ideologies, Children and Power
First Year Programme Coordinator
Chair of the Research Ethics Committee
| My research interests are in two fields: political philosophy and applied social science.
My social science interests are in the areas of quantitative studies of children’s reading and reading self-beliefs and parenting programmes.
My philosophy interests are in the areas of research ethics, power and childhood, and the political thought of Rawls and MacIntyre.
|Allyn Fives (2013) Political Reason: The morality of the public sphere. Houndmills: Palgrave. [Details]|
|Fives, A. (2008) Political and Pholosophical Debates in Welfare. : Harmondsworth: Palgrave. [Details]|
|Allyn Fives (2015) 'Working from both ends: The due role of philosophy in research ethics' In: Philosophy and Public Matters. Bsignstoke: Palgrave. [Details]|
|Allyn Fives (2015) 'Introduction: The role of philosophy in public matters' In: Philosophy and Public Matters. Basingstoke: Palgrave. [Details]|
|Allyn Fives (2015) 'Parents, children, and good leadership: Is parental authority compatible with children’s freedom?' In: Ethics and Leadership. London: Bloomsbury. [Details]|
|Allyn Fives (2015) 'Who gets to decide? Children’s competence, parental authority, and informed consent' In: The Politics of Childhood. Rethinking the Role of Children in Political Philosophy. Hague: Springer. [Details]|
|Fives, A. (2003) 'Are Identity and Social Justice Compatible' In: Stewart, C.A.J.; Francis, K.G.; Dorman Jackson, A.K (eds). The Poltics of Contesting Identity. Edinburgh University Press. [Details]|
|Allyn Fives, Keith Breen (Ed.). (2015) Philosophy and Public Matters. Bsingstoke: Palgrave. [Details]|
Peer Reviewed Journals
|Fives, A., Russell, D., Kearns, N., Lyons, R., Eaton, P., Canavan, J., Devaney, C. (2014) 'The ethics of Randomized Controlled Trials in social settings: Can social trials be scientifically promising and must there be equipoise?'. International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 38 (1):56-71. [Details]|
|Fives, A. (2015) 'The association of attitude to reading and reading achievement among 9 year olds in Ireland'. Reading Psychology, . [Details]|
|Fives, A., Russell, D., Kearns, N., Lyons, R., Eaton, P., Canavan, J., Devaney, C., O’Brien, A. (2014) 'The association between academic self-beliefs and reading achievement for children experiencing delays in reading'. Journal of Research in Reading, . [Details]|
|Fives, A (2013) 'Non-coercive promotion of values in civic education for democracy'. Philosophy And Social Criticism, . [Details]|
|Fives, A., Russell, D., Kearns, N., Lyons, R., Eaton, P., Canavan, J., Devaney, C., O’Brien, A. (2013) '‘The role of random allocation in Randomized Controlled Trials: Distinguishing selection bias from baseline imbalance''. Journal of MultiDisciplinary Education, 9 (20):33-42. [Details]|
|Fives, A., Russell, D., Kearns, N., Lyons, R., Eaton, P., Canavan, J., Devaney, C., & O’Brien, A. (2013) 'A one-to-one programme for at-risk readers delivered by older adult volunteers'. Review of Education, 1 (3). [Details]|
|Fives, A., Kennan, D., Canavan, J. (2013) 'Why we Still Need the Term ‘Young Carer’: Findings from an Exploratory Study of Young Carers in Ireland'. Critical Social Work, . [Details]|
|Lyons, R., Fives, A., Kearns, N., Devaney, C., Canavan, J., Eaton, P. (2013) 'Exploring the utility of the Simple View of Reading in Irish children attending schools in areas designated as socially disadvantaged'. Journal Education And Training, 1 (1):204-220. [Details]|
|Kennan, D,Fives, A,Canavan, J (2012) 'Accessing a hard to reach population: reflections on research with young carers in Ireland'. Child & Family Social Work, 17 :275-283. [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]|
|Fives, A (2010) 'Reasonableness, Pluralism, and Liberal Moral Doctrines'. Journal Of Value Inquiry, 44 :321-339. [DOI] [Details]|
|Fives, A (2009) 'Reasonable, agonistic, or good? The character of a democrat'. Philosophy & Social Criticism, 35 :961-983. [DOI] [Details]|
|Fives, AJ (2008) 'Human flourishing: The grounds of moral judgment'. Journal Of Value Inquiry, 42 :167-185. [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]|
|Fives, A. (2006) 'Aristotle's Ethics and Contemporary Political Theory'. 21st Centure Society, 1 (2):201-220. [Details]|
|Fives, A. (2005) 'Virtue, Justice, and the Human Good: Non-relative Communitarian Ethics and the Life of Religious Commitment'. Contemporary Politics, 11 (2):117-131. [Details]|
|Fives, A., Pursell, L., Heary, C., Nic Gabhainn, S. and Canavan, J. (2014) Parenting support for every parent: A population-level evaluation of Triple P in Longford Westmeath. Final Report. LWPP, Athlone. [Details]|
|Professor Pat Dolan, Dr. John Canavan, Dr. Orla McGarry, Dr. Cormac Forkan, Mr. Liam Coen, Dr. Allyn Fives, Ms. Leanne Robins and Ms. Patsy O’Sullivan (2013) The BELONG Programme Final Evaluation Report. South Tyrone Empowerment Programme (STEP), Dungannon. [Details]|
|Fives, A., Keenaghan, C., Canavan, J., Moran L., Coen, L. (2013) Evaluation of the Childhood Development Initiative’s Restorative Practice Programme. Dublin: Childhood Development Initiative (CDI). CDI, Dublin. [Details]|
|Fives, A., Kearns, N., Devaney, C., Canavan, J., Lyons, R., Eaton, P., O’Brien, A., Russell, D.W. (2013) Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Barnardos’ Wizards of Words Reading Programme. Barnardos, Dublin. [ARAN Link] [Details]|
|Fives, A., Kennan, D., Canavan, J., Brady, B. and Cairns, D. (2010) If I can make their life a little easier, then I'm happy: Study of Young Carers in the Irish Population, Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs. The Stationary Office, Dublin. [Details]|
|Fives, A. (2009) Review of Applied Ethics and Social Problems. Book Review [Details]|
|Fives, A (2009) Morals, Rights and Practice in the Human Services: Effective and Fair Decision-Making in Health, Social Care and Criminal Justice. Book Review [Details]|
|Fives, A. (2007) The Liberal Conscience. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice. Book Review [Details]|
|Fives, A. (2005) Preventing the Future. Irish Studies Review. Book Review [Details]|
|Fives, A. (2005) The Many Faces of Individualism. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice. Book Review [Details]|
|Allyn Fives (2012) How can we know when we are doing “the right thing” in politics?. ANET/COS [Details]|
|Committee : Teaching and Learning Committee|
|Committee : Research Ethics Committee|
Teaching & Examining Experience
I have taught and examined the following post-graduate courses during the years 2007 - 2015 at NUIG
· ‘Research Pragmatics’: Joint structured PhD in Child and Youth Research (with TCD)
· ‘Research Ethics’: Masters in Community Development and in Social Work
I have taught and examined the following undergraduate courses during the years 2002 - 2015 at NUIG
· 'Principles of Political Theory': 3rd Year BA, School of Political Science & Sociology
· ‘Modern Political Thought’: 2nd Year BA, School of Political Science & Sociology
· ‘Moral and Political Philosophy’: 2nd Year BA, Department of Philosophy
· ‘Applied Ethics’: Diploma in Philosophy, Department of Philosophy,
· ‘History of Political Philosophy’: Diploma in Philosophy, Department of Philosophy
I have provided ethics training for undergraduate students in the natural sciences at NUIG
· ‘Bio-ethics Workshops’: NCBES, 2008, with Dr Grace McCormack, Zoology.
Current Postgraduate Students
|Marie Gibbons, Doctorate - Ph.D. (Child and Youth Research) - Co-supervisor (1)|