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Ronald Kroeze is assistant professor of History at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He teaches courses on the history of democracy, corruption, modern Europe, political philosophy and global justice as well as on the use of history by business and politics. He has been involved in several Dutch and European funded research projects. Recently he received an internationalisation grant from the Netherlands Scientific Organisation (NWO) to execute a research on financial history. Kroeze has published extensively on the history of political corruption and the history of management and he was a research fellow and visting scholar at different universities, including Oxford University and Humboldt University Berlin.

Research

Ronald Kroeze's research focuses on the history of governance, political corruption and anticorruption as well as on oral history and the history of management, finance and leadership in politics and business in the Netherlands and Europe in the modern era. On his research he has published in books and in peer reviewed international journals such as the Journal for Modern European History, BMGN-Low Countries Historical Review, Management & Organizational History, Business History and The Oral History Review.

 

In 2018 he received an internationalisation grant, together with Inger Leemans (VU) and Joost Jonker (UU), from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) to initiate and execute a project on financial history and financial heritage, with a focus on stock trading and the influence of finance on society in history.

 

As a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Amsterdam between 2014 and 2017, Kroeze was involved in the EU funded FP7 project Anticorrp (www.anticorrp) on the history of anticorruption. The results of this research have been published in Ronald Kroeze, Guy Geltner and André Vitoria (eds), A History of Anticorruption. From Antiquity until the Modern Era. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018.

 

He obtained his PhD in 2013 after he successfully finished a research on corruption and public morality in Dutch politics between 1848 and 1940 that was part of the larger project ‘The Genesis of Public Valuesystems 1650-1950’ and funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The results of his research were published in Ronald Kroeze, Een kwestie van politieke moraliteit. Politieke corruptieschandalen en goed bestuur (A question of political morality. Political corruption scandals and good government in the Netherlands, 1848-1940). Hilversum: Verloren, 2013

 

In 2010 Kroeze had a research sabbatical to work on a project (together with Sjoerd Keulen and James Kennedy) on the history of management and leadership that was part of the larger project ‘Omstreden Democratie’ (Contested Democracy) and funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).On this project Kroeze (together with Sjoerd Keulen) published De Leiderschapscarrousel. Waarom iedere tijd zijn eigen leider vraagt (The Leadership carrousel. Why every times asks for its own leader). Amsterdam: Boom, 2011. The book was nominated for the management book of the year award.  

Teaching

At the VU Kroeze teaches courses on democracy, corruption, the use of history by business and politics, modern Europe and political philosophy and global justice in the BA and MA History programmes and the BA programme Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE). He also teaches the course Democracy in Modern History at the Amsterdam University College (AUC). He was awarded teacher of the year of History and nominated for both the Faculty’s and University’s teacher of the year award in 2015.

Ancillary activities

Kroeze was a visiting scholar at Oxford University (2018-2019) and a visiting research fellow at the Humboldt University in Berlin (2014), Warwick University (2016) and University of Avignon, Centre Norbert Elias (2017). During his time as a PhD candidate he took summerschools at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Helsinky University and Viadrina University in Frankfurt am Oder. He is also a member of the advisory board of the Amsterdam Centre for Political Thought and one of the founders and members of International Scientific Network 'Politics and Corruption: History and Sociology', funded by the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) and several other European research institutes.

 

In 2007 Ronald Kroeze, Marc Hannemann and Sjoerd Keulen set up and executed a project on the history of the eastern border of Europe that was funded by the Wilhemina Jansen Stichting, Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds and the Dutch Ministries of Economic Affairs and Foreign Affairs. They visited former and current (symbolic) border places in Europe such as Berlin, Istanbul, St. Petersburg, Kiev, Jekaterinburg (Ural) and Vladivostok, they also visited national history musea and made use of oral history. The results were published in the academic journal Internationale Spectator, in a series of articles in the Dutch newspaper nrc.next, on the website of nrc handelsblad and in the book Vals plat in de Oeral. De zoektocht naar de oostgrens van Europa (False flat in the Urals. The search for the Eastern border of Europe) Soesterberg: Aspekt, 2008)

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Keywords

  • DH Netherlands (The Low Countries)
  • History of Corruption
  • History of Anticorruption and Good Governance
  • History of Politics
  • History of Management
  • DL Northern Europe. Scandinavia
  • European History
  • History of Corrruption and Anticorruption
  • JC Political theory
  • Political corruption
  • Democracy
  • Management

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20th century Business & Economics
Historical perspective Business & Economics
Managers Business & Economics
Organizational change Business & Economics
1980s Arts & Humanities
1990s Arts & Humanities
Usefulness Arts & Humanities

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Research Output 2008 2018

Anticorruption in History. From Antiquity to the Modern Era

Kroeze, R. (ed.), Vitória, A. (ed.) & Geltner, G. (ed.), 2018, Oxford University Press. 454 p.

Research output: Book / ReportBookAcademicpeer-review

Antiquity
History
Corruption
Modern Era
Politicians

De la "politique de la réputation" à la "politique des idéologies" (et retour)? Lanceurs dálerte, dénonciations de la corruption et démocratie hollandaise depuis le XIXe siècle

Kroeze, R., 2018, Dénoncer la corruption: Chevaliers blancs, pamphlétaires et promoteurs de la transparence à l'époque contemporaine. Mattina, C., Monier, F., Dard, O. & Engels, J. I. (eds.). Demopolis, p. 53-74 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Introduction: Debating Corruption and Anticorruption in History

Kroeze, R., Vitoriá, A. & Geltner, G., 2018, Anticorruption in History: From Antiquity to the Modern Era. Kroeze, R., Vitoria, A. & Geltner, G. (eds.). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, p. 1-17 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Lockheed and Flick (1981-1986): Anticorruption as a Pragmatic Practice in the Netherlands and Germany

Kroeze, R., 2018, Anticorruption in History: From Antiquity to the Modern Era. Kroeze, R., Vitória, A. & Geltner, G. (eds.). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, p. 279-292 24 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

The Paradox of "A High Standard of Public Honesty": A Long-Term Perspective on Dutch History

Kroeze, R. & Kennedy, J., 2018, Anticorruption in History: From Antiquity to the Modern Era. Kroeze, R., Vitória, A. & Geltner, G. (eds.). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, p. 211-224 24 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Activities 2010 2018

  • 6 Lecture / Presentation
  • 1 Expert meeting
  • 1 Editorial work

Varieties of Populism

Krouwel, A. P. M. (Keynote speaker), Kroeze, D. B. R. (Keynote speaker)
4 Dec 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Oral History: Methodology

Kroeze, D. B. R. (Keynote speaker)
2016

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

From manager to moral leader

Kroeze, D. B. R. (Keynote speaker)
2016

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Introduction on Round table: Contemporary Elections and Electoral Corruption

Kroeze, D. B. R. (Keynote speaker)
2015

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

The use of history and the creation of narratives by Dutch companies and topmanagers

Kroeze, D. B. R. (Keynote speaker)
2015

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic