Department of Political Studies

Department of Political Studies
Department of Political Studies

Keith Banting

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Professor, Political Studies and Policy Studies; Queen's Research Chair, Public Policy 
D.Phil. (Oxford);  B.A. Hons. (Queen's)

School of Policy Studies, Room 425 
Phone:  (613) 533-3094
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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 the Queen’s Research Chair in Public Policy and a professor in the Department of Political Studies and 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 more recently extended his research agenda to include ethnic diversity, immigration and multiculturalism. He is the author and editor of twenty books, and the author or co-author of a long list of articles and book chapters. His publications have been translated in seven languages.

Professor Banting earned his BA (Hon) from Queen’s University and his doctorate from Oxford University. 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, and Stockholm University.

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.

Selected Publications

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

Making EI Work: Research from the Mowat Centre Employment Insurance Task Force. Montreal and Kingston: McGill- Queen’s University Press, 2012. Edited with Jon Medow.

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.