Ronald Kroeze

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands (UNIAM)
Ronald Kroeze

Ronald Kroeze is currently a postdoctoral researcher at University of Amsterdam and member of the ANTICORRP research team. His research concerns the modern history of corruption and anticorruption in Western Europe, mainly analysed from the perspective what a historical and contextual approach to scandals and debates about corruption tells us about changing public morals, administrative norms, ideological dominance and political contest. In 2012 he finished his PhD and in 2013 his thesis was published: Een kwestie van politieke moraliteit. Politieke corruptieschandalen en goed bestuur in Nederland, 1848-1940 (A question of political morality. Political corruption scandals and good government in the Netherlands, 1848-1940). On this subject he also published in the Journal of Modern European History, special issue Corruption and the Rise of Modern Politics (2013, 11 (1)). Kroeze is also interested in the history of modern management and the use of history by business (leaders), on which he wrote (together with Dr. S.J. Keulen) in BMGN/ Low Countries Historical Review (2012, 127 (2), 97-112), Management & Organizational History (2012, 7(2), 171-189 and Business History (2013, 55(1), 1-23). In 2008 he wrote a book (together with Dr. S.J. Keulen and drs. M. Hannemann) on historical border places in Eastern Europe: 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). Kroeze is also an assistant professor in History at VU University Amsterdam. He was a visiting scholar at Humboldt University Berlin (July-October 2014) and attended summer school at the London School of Economics, Helsinky University and Viadrina University Frankfurt (Oder). He holds a Master degree in History (cum laude) (2007), a BA in History (2004) and a BA in International Relations (2006) from Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.