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Seán Kerins, Fellow

BA University of Auckland
MA (Hons) University of Auckland
PhD Griffith University

Research Interests

Seán's research interests include community-based management of natural resources, common property resources, common property resource institutions, political economy, wildlife utilisation and development.

Prior to coming to CAEPR Seán managed the Northern Land Council's Caring for Country Unit based in Darwin. Here, he worked with Aboriginal traditional land owner groups in the tropical savannas of the Northern Territory developing land and sea management plans, enterprises based on wildlife utilisation, brokering resources and training opportunities, community capacity building and lobbying.

Seán has experience in working on sea rights issues where he worked for 8 years as a senior policy advisor to Te Ohu Kai Moana (The Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission) in New Zealand implementing the Treaty of Waitangi (Fisheries Claims) Settlement Act 1992. Seán's PhD research focussed on whaling in the Faroes (Northeast Atlantic) where he examined the development and performance of the Grindadráp (the 1000-year-old Faroese community-based whaling institution).

From 2007 to 2012 Seán worked on the 'People on Country - Healthy Landscapes and Indigenous Economic Futures research project.

He is currently working on the National Environmental Research Program, Northern Australia Hub see http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/science/nerp/hubs.html

Dr Seán Kerins
(02) 6125 9808

Key publications

Books
Altman, J & Kerins, S, eds, 2012, People on Country: Vital Landscapes, Indigenous Futures, The Federation Press, Sydney.

Kerins, S 2010, A Thousand Years of Whaling: A Faroese Common Property Regime, Canadian Circumpolar Institute Press, Edmonton Canada.

Book Chapters
Kerins, S. 2013, ‘A Key Role for Indigenous Peoples in Australia’s Sustainable Future’ in Craven, R. Dillon, A. and Parbury, N. (eds.), in Black and White: Australians All at the Crossroads. Connor Court Publishing, Melbourne. pp. 287—302.

Kerins, S 2012, 'Caring for Country to Working on Country', in Jon Altman and Seán Kerins (ed.), People on Country: Vital Landscapes, Indigenous Futures, The Federation Press, Sydney, pp. 26-44.

Marika, B, Munyarryun, B, Munyarryun, B et al 2012, 'Ranger djama? Manymak!', in Jon Altman and Seán Kerins (ed.), People on Country: Vital Landscapes, Indigenous Futures, The Federation Press, Sydney, pp. 132-145.

Kerins, S & Yarbakhsh, E 2012, 'Appendix 2: Engaging the state', in Jon Altman and Seán Kerins (ed.), People on Country: Vital Landscapes, Indigenous Futures, The Federation Press, Sydney, pp. 232-235.

Green, J, Morrison, J & Kerins, S 2012, 'No more yardin' us up like cattle', in Jon Altman and Seán Kerins (ed.), People on Country: Vital Landscapes, Indigenous Futures, The Federation Press, Sydney, pp. 190-201.

Sithole, B, Whitehead, P & Kerins, S 2007, 'Issues in Indigenous Natural Resource Management', in M.K. Luckert, B.M. Campbell, J.T. Gorman and S.T. Garnett (ed.), Investing in Indigenous Natural Resource Management, Charles Darwin University Press, Darwin, pp. 4-10.

Journal Articles
Kerins, S. 2013, ‘Governing a Black Commons’, Indigenous Law Bulletin, vol. 8, no 8. pp. 30-34.

Kerins, S 2010, 'The future of homelands/outstations', Dialogue (Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia), vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 52-60.

Kerins, S 2009, 'The first ever Northern Territory homelands/ outstations policy', Indigenous Law Bulletin, vol. 7, no. 14, pp. 7-10.

Reports
J.C. Altman, K. Jordan, S. Kerins, G. Buchanan, N. Biddle, E.J. Ens & K. May 2009, ‘Indigenous interests in land & water’, in Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Northern Australia Land & Water Science Review 2009: Full Report, CSIRO, Canberra, Chapter 7, pp. 56.

Conference Papers
Kerins, S 2012 ‘Building from the Bottom-Up: Indigenous Development Initiatives in the South-west Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia’. Proceedings of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga International Indigenous Development Research Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

CAEPR publications & research outputs

Topical Issues

Topical Issue
17
Topical Issue No 17/2008
Jon Altman
Seán Kerins
Bill Fogarty
Kate Webb
Topical Issue
8
Topical Issue No 8/2009
Jon Altman
Seán Kerins
Emilie Ens
Geoff Buchanan
Katherine May
Topical Issue
9
Topical Issue No 9/2009
Seán Kerins
Topical Issue
1
Topical Issue No 1/2010
Seán Kerins
Topical Issue
6
Topical Issue No 6/2010
Seán Kerins
Kirrily Jordan
Topical Issue
9
Topical Issue No 9/2011
Jon Altman
Seán Kerins
Janet Hunt
Emilie Ens
Katherine May
Susie Russell
Bill Fogarty
Topical Issue
3
Topical Issue No 3/2013
Seán Kerins
Topical Issue
4
Topical Issue No 4/2013
Seán Kerins

External publications

Research publications outside the CAEPR publications series, including books, book chapters, journal articles and reports.

External Publications

External Monograph Chapter 2012
Jon Altman
Seán Kerins
Book Chapter 2012
Seán Kerins
Book Chapter 2012
Seán Kerins
Book Chapter 2012
Seán Kerins
Elisabeth Yarbakhsh
Book Chapter 2012
Seán Kerins
Journal Article 2010
Seán Kerins
Report 2010
Katherine May
Seán Kerins
Book Chapter 2009
Jon Altman
Kirrily Jordan
Seán Kerins
Geoff Buchanan
Nicholas Biddle
Emilie Ens
Katherine May
Book Chapter 2009
Jon Altman
Kirrily Jordan
Seán Kerins
Geoff Buchanan
Nicholas Biddle
Emilie Ens
Katherine May
Book Chapter 2007
Seán Kerins

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