Ghost writer for a political book

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Experience Level: Entry
Num. of words: 50k to 55k
Tone: Enthusiastic
Extensive research needed: yes
Extra notes: Support for independence in the Autonomous Community of Catalonia has risen significantly since 2005. Opinion polls confirm that the idea of holding a legally-binding referendum on independence is now supported by 80% of Catalans. Many commentators on nationalism in Western Europe had come to the conclusion that there was no serious threat to the established nation-states from secessionism within their borders. In The Identity of Nations (2007), Montserrat Guibernau wrote that decentralisation 'tames secessionism, both by offering significant power and resources to the national minorities it seeks to accommodate and by enticing regional political elites with the power, prestige and perks associated with devolution'. Scott Greer, in Nationalism and Self-Government (2007), wrote that 'secession seems unlikely' in the Catalan case because the regional political elites have too much to lose by such a move and are most concerned with winning further autonomy in specific areas that stabilise their own hold on regional power - a conclusion called into question by the recent radicalisation in Catalan politics and civil society. Causes for these striking changes in public sentiment include changes in the Catalan political landscape since 2003, problems of infrastructure, public apathy with the political process, disillusionment with the Spanish government, a rise in anti-Catalan feeling from other Spaniards (and a rise in anti-'Spanish' feeling among Catalans), the effects of the global financial crisis, and the bumpy ride experienced by Catalonia's new Statute of Autonomy. One notable change has been a shift in the dominant discourse of Catalan nationalism from concerns regarding language, culture and identity toward the political and economic welfare of Catalans. These political and economic discourses have overlaid rather than replaced cultural aspects.
Today, the Catalans voted YES to an independent Catalonia with 90% in the polls under the violence of the spanish police and threats of the spanish gov.
My client wants to write a book that's contemporary and PRO-independence. Explaining the history of the conflict, what lead the situation to become the way it turned out to be today...and that the E.U should stop it's hypocrisy and double standard in regards to this question. The book should criticize in a harsh but respectful manner the spanish gov...
All pro-independence arguments should be included. And remember Catalonia is not Spain.
You have the total freedom in this project as long as you represent the will of the client "author" A free catalonia and an oppressing colonizer "Spain".

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  • Jessica R.

    Your budget is too low for the word count

  • Stelios T.

    Hello Hann, a book of that length would take me approximately a month to write. Also for a political book, I don't think the tone should be enthusiastic but serious instead. It would cost approximately 1k provided I would be working on it for a month on a daily basis. Would you be interested in something like that? Please respond so I can see whether I should bid or not. Thank you.

    Hann K.04 Oct 2017

    Hello, and thx for your interest. Could you plz answer the questions bellow:

    1) What do you know about Catalonia other than the latest events?
    2) Do you have suggestions to make this project run successfully?
    3) What challenging part of this job are you most experienced in?
    4) What part of this project most appeals to you?
    5) What past project or job have you had that is most like this one and why?
    6) Would you be able to harshly criticize the spanish gov "the oppressor" and the EU for it's double standards, and how?

    thx

    Stelios T.04 Oct 2017

    Thanks for responding but I am sorry as I closed a deal with another client today thus I won't be able to work with you due to lack of my free time.