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Queen's University

Policy Speaker Series

The Recession and Social Policy:
Staying the Course or Changing the Trajectory

February 4, 2010

Keith Banting Dr. Keith 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) of Belonging? Diversity, Recognition and Shared Citizenship in Canada (Institute for Research on Public Policy, 2007).

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