Is There Really an International Backlash Against Multiculturalism Policies? New Evidence from the Multiculturalism Policy Index
Keith Banting is Professor of Political Studies and Policy Studies and Queen's Chair in Public Policy at Queen's University. His research interests include public policy, especially social policy, in Canada and other western nations, in addition to federalism and public policy, with current research devoted to ethnic diversity, multiculturalism, and the welfare state. He has published over fifteen books with recent publications including Multiculturalism and the Welfare State: Recognition and Redistribution in Contemporary Democracies (co-edited with Will Kymlicka; Oxford University Press, 2006), Belonging? Diversity, Recognition, and Shared Citizenship in Canada (co-edited with Thomas Courchene and Leslie Seidle; Institute for Research on Public Policy, 2007), and "Disembedding Liberalism: The Social Policy Trajectory in Canada" in Dimensions of Inequality in Canada (ed. David A. Green and Jonathan R. Kesselman; UBC Press, 2006). Prior to teaching at Queen's University, Professor Banting taught in the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia and 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. He was a member of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council from 1986-92 and in 1990 was elected vice-president of the Council. He served as Director of the School of Policy Studies at Queen's University from 1992-2003. In 2005, Professor Banting was invested as a member of the Order of Canada. He served as President of the Canadian Political Science Association from 2009-10. Professor Banting earned a B.A. from Queen's University and a Ph.D. in Political Science at Oxford University.