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dr. E. (Erik) van Ree

Oost-Europese studies
Faculty of Humanities
Capaciteitsgroep Europese studies
Photographer: onbekend

Visiting address
  • Kloveniersburgwal 48
  • Room number: D3.03A
Postal address
  • Postbus 1619
    1000 BP Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profiel

    ERIK VAN REE

    ACADEMIC PROFILE

    I was born in Amsterdam in 1953, graduated as a sociologist in 1978, and obtained a PhD in 1988 with my thesis Socialism in One Zone. Stalin's Policy in Korea, 1945-1947 (the latter events both at the University of Amsterdam). Although I graduated as a sociologist, I see myself rather as a historian. I have been assistant professor at the "Oost Europa Instituut" since 1989/90. The institute has been absorbed by the department of European Studies, Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam. Since the early eighties I have focused on studying the history of communism, and specifically on the person of Joseph Stalin. I suppose my interest in this subject has much to do with the fact that I was an active maoist from 1973 to 1981. I teach courses on the history of communism, Stalinism, and political philosophy.

    PRESENT RESEARCH

    My present research focuses on the history of the phenomenon of "professional revolutionaries".

    For full text publications, see UvA-Dare

  • Publications

    2019

    • van Ree, E. (2019). Marx and Engels's theory of history. Making sense of the race factor. Journal of Political Ideologies, 24(1), 54-73.

    2017

    • van Ree, E. (2017). Stalin, Joseph. In U. Daniel, P. Gatrell, O. Janz, H. Jones, J. Keene, A. Kramer, & B. Nasson (Eds.), 1914-1918 online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War Berlin: Freie Universität Berlin.

    2016

    2015

    • van Ree, E. (2015). Boundaries of Utopia: Imagining Communism from Plato to Stalin. (Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series; No. 63). London/New York: Routledge. [details]

    2013

    2012

    2010

    2008

    2007

    2002

    • van Ree, E. (2002). The Political Thought of Joseph Stalin. A Study in Twentieth-Century Revolutionary Patriotism. London, New York: RoutledgeCurzon. [details]
    • van Ree, E. (2002). Drugs, the democratic civilising process and the consumer society. International Journal of Drug Policy, 13(5), 349-353. [details]

    2001

    • van Ree, E. (2001). The concept of "national bolshevism": an interpretative essay. Journal of Political Ideologies, 6(3), 289-307. [details]

    2000

    1999

    • van Ree, E. (1999). Drugs as a human right. International Journal of Drug Policy, 10(2), 89-98. [details]

    1998

    1994

    1993

    1989

    • van Ree, E. (1989). Socialism in One Zone. Stalin's Policy in Korea, 1945-1947. Oxford: Berg Publishers.
    • van Ree, E. (1989). The Limits of Juche: North Korea’s Dependence on Soviet Industrial Aid, 1953-76. Journal of Communist Studies, 5(1), 50-73.

    2016

    • van Ree, E. (2016). Lenin (1870-1924), Stalin (1878-1953), and nationalism. In J. Stone, R. M. Dennis, A. D. Smith, P. S. Rizova, & X. Hou (Eds.), The Wiley Blackwell encyclopedia of race, ethnicity and nationalism (Vol. 3). (Wiley Blackwell encyclopedias in social sciences). Chichester: Wiley Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118663202.wberen403 [details]

    2014

    2013

    • van Ree, E. (2013). Review essay: Problems of communism: Gulag authorities and Gulag victims [Review of: S.A. Barnes (2011) Death and redemption: the Gulag and the shaping of Soviet society; S.F. Cohen (2011) The victims return: survivors of the Gulag after Stalin; F. Vasilevich Mochulsky, D. Kaple (2011) Gulag boss: a Soviet memoir]. International Review of Social History, 58(1), 107-119. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0020859012000776 [details]

    2012

    2010

    • van Ree, E. (2010). Machtspolitieke en ideologische motieven in een twintigste-eeuwse dictatuur: Jozef Stalin. In A. van Heerikhuizen, I. de Jong, & M. van Montfrans (Eds.), Tweede levens: over personen en personages in de geschiedschrijving en de literatuur (pp. 136-151). Amsterdam: Vossiuspers UvA. [details]
    • van Ree, E. (2010). [Review of: J.A. Getty, O.V. Naumov (2008) Yezhov: the rise of Stalin's "Iron Fist"]. Journal of Modern History, 82(1), 249-251. https://doi.org/10.1086/649490 [details]
    • van Ree, E. (2010). [Review of: N.E. Rosenfeldt (2009) The "Special" world: Stalin's power apparatus and the Soviet system's secret structures of communication]. Revolutionary Russia, 23(1), 140-141. https://doi.org/10.1080/09546545.2010.483805 [details]

    2008

    • van Ree, E. (2008). Heroes and merchants: Joseph Stalin and the nations of Europe. In M. Wintle (Ed.), Imagining Europe: Europe and European civilisation as seen from its margins and by the rest of the world, in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries (pp. 51-72). (Multiple Europes; No. 42). Bruxelles [etc.]: Peter Lang. [details]
    • van Ree, E. (2008). [Review of: D. Priestland (2007) Stalinism and the politics of mobilization : ideas, power, and terror in inter-war Russia]. Revolutionary Russia, 21(2), 219-221. [details]

    2005

    • van Ree, E. (2005). Stalin as Marxist. The Western Roots of Stalin's Russification of Marxism. In S. Davies, & J. Harris (Eds.), Stalin. A New History (pp. 159-180). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [details]

    2003

    • van Ree, E. (2003). Een uitnodiging tot herbezinning van Marx' gedachtengoed [Review of: Allan Megill (2002) Karl Marx]. Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis, 4, 614-616. [details]
    • van Ree, E. (2003). [Review of: Paul Hollander. Political Will and Personal Belief]. De Nieuwste Tijd, 7, 86-94. [details]

    2002

    • van Ree, E. (2002). Stalin as Writer and Thinker. Kritika, 3(4), 699-714. [details]

    2001

    • van Ree, E. (2001). 'Lenin's Last Struggle' revisited. Revolutionary Russia, 14(2), 85-122. [details]
    • van Ree, E. (2001). Stalinistische propaganda: theorie, praktijk, resultaten. Leidschrift, 16(3), 7-25. [details]

    2000

    • van Ree, E. (2000). Nationalist elements in the work of Marx and Engels: a critical survey. Internationaler Beirat MEGA - Studien, 6(1), 25-49. [details]
    • van Ree, E. (2000). Ontstaan en teloorgang van de 'dictatuur van het proletariaat': Marx, Lenin, Stalin. Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis, 113(3), 335-353. [details]
    • van Ree, E. (2000). Stalin's bolshevism: the year of the revolution. Revolutionary Russia, 13(1), 29-54. [details]

    1999

    • van Ree, E. (1999). The Russian tsars through Stalin's eyes. Theoretische Geschiedenis, 26(4), 501-519. [details]

    1997

    1994

    • van Ree, E. (1994). Stalin and the National Question. Revolutionary Russia, 7(2), 214-238. [details]

    1993

    1992

    • van Ree, E. (1992). De Stalin-cultus: een elite organiseert haar eigen mythe. Theoretische Geschiedenis, 19(4), 414-422.
    • van Ree, E., Loewenhardt, J., & Ozinga, J. R. (1992). The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Politburo. New York: St. Martin's Press.

    1991

    • van Ree, E. (1991). De muis die brulde. In A. Koper, C. Vecht, & M. van Weezel (Eds.), Unknown (pp. 37-47). Amsterdam: Nijgh & Van Ditman. [details]

    1988

    • van Ree, E. (1988). The quest for purity in Communism. In W. E. A. van Beek (Ed.), The Quest for Purity. Dynamics of Puritan Movements (pp. 245-262). (Religion and Society). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. [details]
    • van Ree, E. (1988). The quest for purity in communism. In W. E. A. van Beek (Ed.), The Quest for Purity. Dynamics of Puritan Movements (pp. 245-262). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

    1984

    • Hak, H., & van Ree, E. (1984). Was the older Mao still a Maoist? Journal of Contemporary Asia, 14(1), 82-93. https://doi.org/10.1080/00472338485390051
    • van Ree, E. (1984). De tweede revolutie. Sociologische Gids, XXXI(6), 474-486.
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