Keith G. Banting
Professor jointly appointed in Political Studies and the School of Policy Studies
Queen’s Research Chair in Public Policy
Dr. Banting earned his B.A. (Hons) from Queen’s University, and completed his doctorate at Oxford University. He taught for thirteen years in the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia, before returning to Queen’s in 1986. In addition, he has been a visiting scholar at the London School of Economics, the Brookings Institution, Harvard University, Oxford University, the European University Institute and the University of Melbourne.
His research interests focus on public policy in Canada and other western nations. He is the author of Poverty, Politics and Policy (Macmillan 1979) and The Welfare State and Canadian Federalism (McGill-Queen’s University Press, second edition 1987). In addition, he is an editor and co-author of another fifteen books dealing with public policy, and has contributed a lengthy list of articles to journals and other books. Dr. Banting’s current research focuses on ethnic diversity, multiculturalism and the welfare state. In this field, he is co-editor (with Will Kymlicka) of Multiculturalism and the Welfare State: Recognition and Redistribution in Contemporary Democracies (Oxford University Press, 2006), and co-editor (with Thomas Courchene and Leslie Seidle) ofBelonging? Diversity, Recognition and Shared Citizenship in Canada(Institute for Research on Public Policy, 2007).
Professor Banting served as Director of the School of Policy Studies from 1993 to 2003. Prior to that appointment, he served as Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at Queen’s University. In 1983-85, he was a Research Coordinator for the Royal Commission on the Economic Union and Development Prospects for Canada. In 1986-92, he was a member of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and in 1990 was elected vice-president of the Council. In 2005, Dr. Banting was invested as a member of the Order of Canada.
Belonging? Diversity, Recognition and Shared Citizenship in Canada (IRPP, 2007)
Edited by Keith Banting, Thomas Courchene and Leslie Seidle