Banting, Keith

Current position(s), Institution
Queen’s Research Chair in Public Policy, School of Policy Studies and Department of Political Studies, Queen’s University
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Fields of expertise
  • Federalism and Constitutional Change
  • State and Society
  • Canada in Comparative Perspective
  • Social Policy Reform
  • Health Policy and Federalism
Publications related to European/EU Studies
Books:
  • Poverty, Politics and Policy: Britain in the 1960s. (London: Macmillan, 1979), x, 187 pp
Selected Edited Books
  • Multiculturalism and the Welfare State: Recognition and Redistribution in Contemporary Democracies (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006). Co-edited with Will Kymlicka. xv, 405 pp.
  • Health Policy and Federalism: A Comparative Perspective on Multi-Level Governance, (Kingston and Montreal: School of Policy Studies and McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2002), ix, 200pp. Co-edited with S. Corbett.
Articles (2005-2012)
  • “The Multicultural Welfare State: International Experience and North American Narratives,” Social Policy and Administration, vol. 39 (2) April 2005: 98-115.
  • “Immigration and Redistribution in the Global Era,” in Michael Wallerstein, Pranab Bardhan and Samuel Bowles, eds., Globalization and Social Redistribution (Princeton, NJ and New York: Princeton University Press and the Russell Sage Foundation, 2006), pp. 261-288. With Stuart Soroka and Richard Johnston.
  • “Introduction: Multiculturalism and the welfare state: Setting the context” in Keith Banting and Will Kymlicka, eds., Multiculturalism and the Welfare State: Recognition and Redistribution in Contemporary Democracies (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006), pp. 1-48. With Will Kymlicka.
  • “Canada” in Christian Joppke and Leslie Seidle, eds., Immigrant Integration in Federal Countries. (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, forthcoming).
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Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6
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(613)533-3094
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Other important publications
Books:
  • The Welfare State and Canadian Federalism. (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1982), xii, 226 pp. Second Edition, 1987, ix, 263 pp.
Selected Edited Books
  • Degrees of Freedom: Canada and the United States in a Changing World (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1997), x, 482 pp. Co-edited with G. Hoberg and R. Simeon.
  • The Review of Economic Performance and Social Well-Being: The Longest Decade: Canada in the 1990s (Montreal: Institute for Research on Public Policy and Centre for the Study of Living Standards, 2001). Co-edited with A. Sharpe and F. St-Hilaire.
  • The Review of Economic Performance and Social Well-Being: Towards a Social Understanding of Productivity (Montreal: Institute for Research on Public Policy and Centre for the Study of Living Standards, 2002). Co-edited with A. Sharpe and F. St.-Hilaire, xi, 326 pp.
  • Belonging? Diversity, Recognition and Shared Citizenship in Canada (Montreal: Institute for Research on Public Policy, 2007), ix, 697pp. Co-edited with Thomas Courchene and Leslie Seidle.
  • The Future of Fiscal Federalism (Kingston: School of Policy Studies, 1994), ix, 368 pp. Coedited with D. Brown and T.J. Courchene.
  • A New Social Vision for Canada? Perspectives on the Federal Discussion Paper on Social Security Reform (Kingston: School of Policy Studies and Caledon Institute of Social Policy, 1994), x, 194 pp. Coedited with K. Battle.
  • Labour Market Polarization and Social Policy Reform (Kingston: School of Policy Studies, 1995), xii, 258 pp. Coedited with C. Beach.
  • Reform of Retirement Income Policy: International and Canadian Perspectives (Kingston: School of Policy Studies, 1997), xii, 342 pp. Co-edited with R. Boadway.
  • The Nonprofit Sector in Canada: Roles and Relationships (Kingston and Montreal: School of Policy Studies and McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2000), x, 266 pp.
  • The Nonprofit Sector and Government in a New Century (Kingston and Montreal: School of Policy Studies and McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2001), x, 256 pp. Co-edited with K. Brock.
  • The Nonprofit Sector in Interesting Times: Case Studies in A Changing Sector (Kingston and Montreal: School of Policy Studies and McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2003), x, 272 pp. Co-edited with K. Brock.
Other books:
  • Policy Choices: Political Agendas in Canada and the United States (Kingston: School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University, 1991), vii, pp. 152. Coedited with M. Hawes, R. Simeon and E. Willis.
  • Family Security in Insecure Times (Ottawa: National Forum on Family Security, 1993), xvi, pp. 210. Member of the editorial group.
Articles (2005-2012)
  • “The Multicultural Welfare State: International Experience and North American Narratives,” Social Policy and Administration, vol. 39 (2) April 2005: 98-115.
  • “Canada: Nation-Building in a Federal Welfare State,” in Herbert Obinger, Stephan Leibfried and Frank G. Castles, eds., Federalism and the Welfare State: New World and European Experiences (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005), pp. 89-137.
  • “What’s A Country for? Canadian Social Policy in the New North America,” in Richard G. Harris and Thomas Lemieux, editors, Social and Labour Market Aspects of North American Linkages (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2005), pp. 29-38.
  • “Community, Federalism and Fiscal Arrangements,” in Harvey Lazar, editor, Canadian Fiscal Arrangements: What Works, What Might Work Better? (Kingston and Montreal: Queen’s University, Institute of Intergovernmental Relations and McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2005), pp. 37-50.
  • “Do We Know Where We are Going? The New Social Policy in Canada,” Canadian Public Policy, vol. XXXI (4): 2005: 421-29.
  • “Social Citizenship and Federalism: Is a Federal Welfare State a Contradiction in Terms?” in Scott Greer, editor, Territory, Democracy and Justice: Regionalism and Federalism in Western Democracies (London: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2006), pp. 44-66.
  • “Ethnic Diversity and the Welfare State: A North American Perspective,” in Simone Delorenzi, ed., Going Places: Neighbourhood, ethnicity and social mobility (London, UK: Institute for Public Policy Research, 2006), pp. 90-113.
  • “Disembedding Liberalism: The New Social Policy Paradigm in Canada,” in David Green and Jonathan Kesselman, editors, Dimensions of Inequality in Canada (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2006), pp. 417-452. This book was the winner of the 2007 Douglas Purvis Prize for a highly significant contribution to Canadian public policy.
  • “Immigration, Multiculturalism and the Welfare State,” Ethics and International Affairs, vol. 20: 3: 281-304 (2006). With Will Kymlicka.
  • “Do multicultural policies erode the welfare state? An empirical analysis,” in Keith Banting and Will Kymlicka, eds., Multiculturalism and the Welfare State: Recognition and Redistribution in Contemporary Democracies (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006), pp. 49-91. With Richard Johnston, Will Kymlicka and Stuart Soroka.
  • “Ethnicity, Trust and the Welfare State,” in Fiona Kay and Richard Johnston, eds., Social Capital, Diversity and the Welfare State (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2006). With Stuart Soroka and Richard Johnston.
  • “Introduction” in Keith Banting, Thomas Courchene and Leslie Seidle, editors, Belonging? Diversity, Recognition and Shared Citizenship in Canada (Montreal: Institute for Research on Public Policy, 2007), pp. 1-36. With Thomas Courchene and Leslie Seidle.
  • “Conclusion: Diversity, Belonging and Shared Citizenship,” in Keith Banting, Thomas Courchene and Leslie Seidle, editors, Belonging? Diversity, Recognition and Shared Citizenship in Canada (Montreal: Institute for Research on Public Policy, 2007), pp. 647-687. With Thomas Courchene and Leslie Seidle.
  • “The Ties that Bind: Social Diversity and Cohesion in Canada,” in Keith Banting, Thomas Courchene and Leslie Seidle, eds., Belonging? Diversity, Recognition and Shared Citizenship in Canada (Montreal: Institute for Research on Public Policy, 2007), pp. 561-600. With Stuart Soroka and Richard Johnston.
  • “The Three Federalisms: Social Policy and Intergovernmental Decision-Making,” in Herman Bakvis and Grace Skogstad, eds., Canadian Federalism: Performance, Effectiveness, and Legitimacy (Don Mills: Oxford University Press, 2nd edition, 2007), pp. 137-160.
  • “The Canadian Paradox: The Public-Private Divide in Health Insurance and Pensions,” in Daniel Béland and Brian Gran, eds., Public and Private Social Policy: Health and Pension Policies in a new Era. (London: Palgrave Macmillan 2007), pp. 92-122. With Gerard Boychuk.
  • “The Welfare State as Statecraft: Territorial Politics and Canadian Social Policy revisited,” in Toshimitsu Shinkawa, ed., The Welfare State in a Multicultural Society. Kyoto: Minerva, 2008, pp. 111-139. In Japanese.
  • “Canada as Counter-Narrative: Multiculturalism, Recognition and Redistribution,” in Linda White, Richard Simeon, Rob Vipond and Jennifer Waller, eds., The Comparative Turn in Canadian Political Science (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2008) pp. 59-76.
  • “Canadian Multiculturalism: Global Anxieties and Local Debates,” British Journal of Canadian Studies, vol. 23 (1), 2010: 43-72. With Will Kymlicka.
  • “National Identity and Support for the Welfare State,” Canadian Journal of Political Science, vol. 43 (2), 2010: 349-377. With Richard Johnston, Will Kymlicka and Stuart Soroka.
  • “Decentralization, welfare and social citizenship in contemporary democracies,” Introduction to special issue on “Federalism, Decentralization and the welfare state,” Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 2010, 28 (3): 381-388. With Joan Costa-Font.
  • “Is There a Progressive`s Dilemma in Canada? Immigration, Multiculturalism and the Welfare State”, Canadian Journal of Political Science, vol. 43 (4), 2010, pp. 797-820. (CPSA Presidential Address).
  • “Are Diversity and Solidarity Incompatible? Canada in Comparative Context”, Inroads: The Canadian Journal of Opinion, vol. 29, 2011, pp. 36-48. With Richard Johnston, Will Kymlicka and Stuart Soroka.
  • “Minority Nationalism and Immigrant Integration in Canada,” forthcoming in Nations and Nationalism, vol. 18 (2), 2012. With Stuart Soroka.
  • “The Three Federalisms Revisited: Social Policy and Intergovernmental Decision-making,” in Herman Bakvis and Grace Skogstad, eds., Canadian Federalism: Performance, Effectiveness, and Legitimacy (Don Mills: Oxford University Press, 3nd edition, 2012), forthcoming.
  • “Remaking Immigration: Asymmetric Decentralization and Canadian Federalism,” in Herman Bakvis and Grace Skogstad, eds., Canadian Federalism: Performance, Effectiveness, and Legitimacy (Don Mills: Oxford University Press, 3nd edition, 2012), forthcoming.
Education and professional achievements
Education
  • Queen’s University, B.A.(Hons.) 1969
  • Oxford University (Nuffield College), D.Phil. 1975
Academic awards and distinctions prior to final degree:
  • 1965 - Ontario Scholarship; Queen’s University Scholarship
  • 1965 - Chancellor C.A. Dunning Scholarship, Queen’s University
  • 1969 - Principal’s Medal in Political Studies, Queen’s University
  • 1970-73 - Commonwealth Scholarship
  • 1973 - Canada Council Doctoral Fellowship
Professional Appointments:
  • 1969-70 - Executive Assistant to the Director, Research Office of the Official Opposition, House of Commons, Ottawa.
  • 1973-86 - Department of Political Science, University of British Columbia (Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor).
  • 1981-83 - Associate Director, Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, Queen’s University.
  • 1986 - Professor, Department of Political Studies and School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University.
  • 1989-92 - Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Research, Queen’s University.
  • 1992-2003 - Stauffer-Dunning Professor of Policy Studies, and Director of the School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University.
  • 2003 - Queen’s Research Chair in Public Policy, Queen’s University.

Keith Banting is holder of  the Queen’s Research Chair in Public Policy. His main area of expertise is in the field of public policy in Canada and other western nations.  More specifically, he works on issues of ethnic diversity, multiculturalism, and the welfare state. Professor Banting  was a Research Coordinator for the Royal Commission on the Economic Union and Development Prospects for Canada and member of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

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