Keith Banting

Keith Banting

Professor Emeritus | Stauffer Dunning Fellow in the School of Policy Studies


D.Phil. (Oxford); B.A. Hons. (Queen's)

Political Studies

Professor Emeritus

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Keith Banting Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Public policy, especially social policy, in Canada and OECD countries; ethnic diversity, multiculturalism, social integration, and public policy; federalism and public policy in Canada and other Western countries

Brief Biography

Keith Banting is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Studies and Stauffer Dunning Fellow in the School of Policy Studies. His research interests focus on public policy in Canada and other contemporary democracies. He has had a long-standing interest in the politics of social policy and has extended this research to include ethnic diversity, immigration, and multiculturalism. He is the author and editor of over twenty books and the author or co-author of a long list of articles and book chapters. His publications have been translated into seven languages.

Professor Banting earned his BA (Hon) from Queen’s University and his doctorate from the University of Oxford. He taught for thirteen years at the University of British Columbia, before returning to Queen’s. 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, University of Melbourne, Stockholm University, and the University of California (Berkeley). In 2016, he was the Willy Brandt Guest Professor at Malmö University in Sweden.

In 2004, Professor Banting was appointed as a member of the Order of Canada. In 2012, he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, was awarded an honorary doctorate by Stockholm University, and received a Queen Elizabeth II, Diamond Jubilee Medal. In 2016, he received the Mildred A. Schwartz Lifetime Achievement Award in Canadian Politics from the Canadian Politics Section of the American Political Science Association. In 2018, he received a Distinguished Service Award from Queen’s University.

Selected Publications

The Strains of Commitment: The Political Sources of Solidarity in Diverse Societies. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017), xiv, 452pp. Co-edited with Will Kymlicka.

The Global Promise of Federalism, (Toronto: University of Toronto Press 2013), vii, 310pp. Co-edited with Grace Skogstad, David Cameron and Martin Papillon.

Inequality and the Fading of Redistributive Politics. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, forthcoming 2013). Edited with John Myles.

Belonging? Diversity, Recognition and Shared Citizenship in Canada. (Montreal: Institute for Research on Public Policy, 2007). Edited with Thomas Courchene and Leslie Seidle.

Multiculturalism and the Welfare State: Recognition and Redistribution in Contemporary Democracies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. Edited with Will Kymlicka.