Keith Banting is the Stauffer Dunning Fellow in the School of Policy Studies and professor emeritus in the Department of Political Studies at Queen’s University. He received his doctorate from Oxford University and taught at the University of British Columbia for 13 years before coming to Queen’s in 1986.
His research focuses on the politics of social policy, and his recent publications explore two dimensions of the social role of the state: the politics of inequality; and the relationship between multiculturalism and social solidarity. In the first area, he has recently published Inequality and the Fading of Redistributive Politics (University British Columbia Press 2013), edited with John Myles. In the field of multiculturalism, he is co-editor with Will Kymlicka of Multiculturalism and the Welfare State: Recognition and Redistribution in Contemporary Democracies (Oxford University Press 2007), and The Strains of Commitment: The Political Sources of Solidarity in Diverse Societies (Oxford University Press, forthcoming). Dr. Banting is a member a member of the Order of Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.