dr. S. (Stefan) Couperus

Associate Professor

dr. S. (Stefan) Couperus
s.couperus rug.nl


  1. 2017
  2. 2016
  3. Couperus, S. (2016). Forced by nature: rethinking and redoing local democracy after the Galveston flood of 1900. Paper presented at Cities and disasters: urban adaptability and resilience in history, London, United Kingdom.
  4. Couperus, S. (2016). Social exclusion after the blitz: The governance of planning in Rotterdam and Coventry since 1940. Paper presented at European Association for Urban History Conference , Helsinki, Finland.
  5. 2015
  6. Couperus, S. (2015). Een vreemde plant op Hollandse bodem. Democratic Challenge, Amersfoort, Netherlands.
  7. Couperus, S. (2015). Political Participation beyond Nation, Parliament and Party: Transnationalising “Functional Democracy” in Interwar Europe. Paper presented at Reconsidering Democracy and the Nation State in a Global Perspective, Leiden, Netherlands.
  8. 2014
  9. Couperus, S. (2014). Decentralising the urban polity: The neighbourhood as an object of political reform in the mid-twentieth century metropolis. Paper presented at Cities as Political Objects: Historical Evaluation, Analytical Categorisations and Institutional Challenges of Metropolisation, Lyon, France.
  10. 2013
  11. Couperus, S. (2013). Keeping the Transnational Moment: Transnational Municipalism in Europe during the First World War. Paper presented at 20th International Conference of Europeanists, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  12. Couperus, S. (2013). The Neighborhood Unit in Coventry and Rotterdam: How Two Blitzed Cities Related to a Planning Fad, 1930-1950. Paper presented at Society for American City and Regional Planning History Conference, Toronto, Canada.
  13. Couperus, S. (2013). The neighbourhood unit as a body politic. Paper presented at International Conference (Re)Constructing Communities in Europe, 1918-1968, Ravenstein, Netherlands.
  14. Couperus, S. (2013). The rise of 'l'administration consultative': Some remarks on the legitimacy of inter-war extra-parliamentary consultation in Western Europe. Paper presented at Conference Political Legitimacy and the Paradox of Regulation, Leiden, Netherlands.
  15. 2012
  16. Couperus, S. (2012). A Tale of 'Two' Cities: Narrating Post-War Rotterdam. Paper presented at Narrating Spaces - Reading Urbanity, Hamburg, Germany.
  17. Couperus, S. (2012). Beyond New Jerusalem: The Practice of Post-War (Re)Construction in Rotterdam and Coventry, 1920-1960. Paper presented at European Social Science History Conference, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
  18. Couperus, S. (2012). Debatten en experimenten met functionele democratie tussen 1880-1940: Sociaaleconomische adviesorganen in Nederland. Paper presented at Research Presentation 'Alternatives to Parliamentary Democracy', Utrecht, Netherlands.
  19. Couperus, S. (2012). Forging Social Order: Decoupling the Social from Post-War Town Planning. Paper presented at Workshop Re-Visiting Wartime Town Planning, 1940-1945, Berlin, Germany.
  20. Couperus, S., & van de Grift, L. (2012). Landschaften des social engineering: Konstruktion der Umwelt, Rekonstruktion der sozialen Ordnung. Paper presented at Workshop Moderne Gestalten - Moderne Bewältigen. Einige wahrnehmungs- und interventionshistorische Perspektive auf die Geschichte des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts, Giessen, Germany.
  21. Couperus, S., Kaal, H., & van Lottum, J. (2012). Stadiums and the construction of urban place Amsterdam and Rotterdam, c. 1927-1950s. Paper presented at Sports and the City, London, United Kingdom.
  22. Couperus, S. (2012). The Managerial Revolution in Urban Governance: Managerialism and the City Manager in the US and the Netherlands, 1900-1940. Paper presented at World Economic History Conference, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
  23. Couperus, S., & Ewen, S. (2012). 'Whose Urban Internationale?': Intermunicipalism in Europe, c. 1924-1936. Paper presented at European Association of Urban History , Prague, Czech Republic.
  24. 2011
  25. Couperus, S. (2011). Macht als institutionele praktijk: Een sociaal-constructivistische benadering van instituties. Paper presented at Onderzoeksschool Politieke Geschiedenis, Groningen, Netherlands.
  26. 2010
  27. Couperus, S. (2010). Beer Nomads, Toynbee Work and Statistics: The Transnational Outlooks that Shaped Amsterdam's Political Culture. Paper presented at International Cultural Exchanges (ICE-series), Newcastle, United Kingdom.
  28. Couperus, S. (2010). Geschiedenis van de bestuurskunde, bestuurskunde in de geschiedenis. Paper presented at Onderzoeksschool Politieke Geschiedenis, Utrecht, Netherlands.
  29. Couperus, S. (2010). Parcelling out municipal power: From local government to urban governance in Europe, 1850-1950. Paper presented at European Association of Urban History Conference, Ghent, Belgium.
  30. Couperus, S. (2010). Politics without parliament: Alternative forms of political representation and participation in Europe and the Netherlands, 1914-1940. Paper presented at Working Seminar School of Governance Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands.
  31. 2009
  32. Couperus, S. (2009). Intermediate structures of democracy and administration: The Netherlands in a European comparative perspective, 1880-1940. Paper presented at Annual conference Netherlands Institute of Goverment, Leiden, Netherlands.
  33. 2008
  34. Couperus, S. (2008). Glocalisme mondicipal: Urban reform and municipal administration as a transnational project 1919-1939. Paper presented at Interwar Internationalism, London, United Kingdom.
  35. 2007
  36. Couperus, S. (2007). Numerical images of the social question. Paper presented at Imagination and commitment. Representation of the social question 1850-1900, Groningen, Netherlands.
  37. 2006
  38. Couperus, S. (2006). Momentum of Administrative Change: Discussing Urban Governance in the Netherlands 1918-1931. Paper presented at European Social Science History Conference, Netherlands.
  39. Couperus, S. (2006). Amsterdam 1924: A stage for municipal internationalism?. Paper presented at European Association of Urban History Conference, Stockholm, Sweden.
  40. Couperus, S. (2006). Question of Government: Social Politics, Administrative Change and Trans(national) Co-operation in Dutch Urban Governance 1900-1940. Paper presented at Masterclass by Prof Peter Eisinger, N.W. Posthumus Institute, Groningen, Netherlands.
  41. 2005
  42. Couperus, S. (2005). Backstage politics in Amsterdam: Struggles of the bureaucratic elite 1916-1930. Paper presented at Local Elites and the Modernisation of Local Government 1850-1940, Groningen, United Kingdom.
  43. Couperus, S. (2005). Municipal reform and international flows of knowledge. Paper presented at Graduate Seminar History, University College London, London, United Kingdom.
  44. 2004
  45. Couperus, S. (2004). The Modern City under Pressure: The Distribution of Prepared Food in Amsterdam 1917-1919. Paper presented at European Social Science History Conference, Netherlands.

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