Ruedi Brassel

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Ruedi Brassel (also Ruedi Brassel-Moser ; born July 28, 1955 ) is a Swiss historian and politician ( SP ).

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Ruedi Brassel studied history, philosophy and economics at the University of Basel . In 1981 he completed his studies with a licentiate thesis entitled The Swiss Freedom in the Conflicts of the First Post-War Period 1918–1922 . In 1991 he received his doctorate in Basel with a dissertation on the political cultures in Switzerland in the 1920s with the title Dissonances of Modernity . As a historian, he worked on many projects and published books, essays and plays. He was Martin Schaffner's assistant . As an employee of the Historical Lexicon of Switzerland , Basel office, he wrote and edited numerous articles.

His main research interests are the history of political culture, the peace movement and religious socialism as well as regional history ( Canton Basel-Landschaft ).

Ruedi Brassel is a member of the SP. From 1999 to 2015 he was a member of the district administrator of the canton of Basel-Landschaft , where he was parliamentary group president of the SP from 2003 to 2008 . From 1999 to 2006 he was a member of the business audit committee and 2002/2003 President of the GPK- PUK for the renovation of the Liestal Cantonal Hospital ; from 2006 to 2015 he was a member of the finance committee. From 2008 to 2016 he was also on the Prattel City Council , where he headed the Services, Security, GGA and IT department.


As an author:

  • red. with Thomas Bein and Martin Leuenberger: Handbook Peace Switzerland. Z-Verlag, Basel 1986.
  • Prejudice in the enemy image - role model in the enemy judgment. Reflections on prejudices, self-image and image of the enemy in Switzerland. Peace Forum, Basel 1989.
  • edit with Andreas Pauli : Hans Ulrich Jäger , Markus Mattmüller , Arthur Rich (eds.): Leonhard Ragaz in his letters. Vol. 3: 1933-1945. EVZ, Zurich 1992.
  • with Martin Leuenberger: Willi Kobe - pacifist, socialist and pastor. A life story of the peace movement. With a foreword by Alfred A. Häsler . Exodus, Lucerne 1994.
  • Dissonances of modernity. Aspects of the development of political cultures in Switzerland in the 1920s. Chronos, Zurich 1994 (dissertation, University of Basel, 1991).
  • with Jürg Seiberth: 1945 - men's choir and women's strike. A scenic arc of images. A project by theater in the country. Theater in the Country, Arlesheim 1995.
  • “The Schweizerhaus must be clean”. The end of the war in the Basel area in 1945. Publishing house of the Canton of Basel-Landschaft, Liestal 1999.
  • with Willy Spieler , Stefan Howald : For the freedom of the word. New ways through a century as reflected in the magazine of religious socialism. TVZ, Zurich 2009.

As editor:

  • with Bernard Degen , Andreas Gross , Jakob Tanner : Magic formula: Lazy magic? SP Federal Council participation and opposition in Switzerland. Z-Verlag, Basel 1984.
  • with Willy player: Leonhard Ragaz : Interventions in current events. Kingdom of God and Politics. Texts from 1900 to 1945. Exodus, Luzern 1995.
  • with Jennifer Degen: Find a place. Migration stories between Roccavivara and Pratteln. Edition Text and Media, Arlesheim 2010.

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