Bureau-Repression: Administrative Sanction and Social Control in Modern Spain

20 Pages Posted: 13 Mar 2015 Last revised: 23 Dec 2015

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Pedro Oliver Olmo

University of Castilla-La Mancha - Department of History

Jesús-Carlos Urda Lozano

University of Castilla-La Mancha - Department of History

Date Written: March 6, 2015

Abstract

English Abstract: This paper explains the creation of an intelligible suggestion for better understanding the administrative sanction in many disciplines in social sciences: the bureau-repression. The coining of this concept is due especially to the repression to which social protestors and demonstrators have been subject since the birth of the 15-M movement in Spain. However, bureau-repression had already begun being exercised in the years following the Transition, and it has developed in parallel to the stage of Security State that characterizes the state system of social control. A detailed analysis of the administrative sanction is performed for many benefits which such sanction provides for those in power, who use it both to silence voices from the street and to dispose of elements which are harmful for the neoliberal system (disadvantaged groups or immigrants). In short, the reader will find the underlying political and repressive background which, at first glance, is usually a monetary fine, and will discover that there are ways to avoid this dense surveillance exercised over the governed people (bureau-resistance).

Spanish Abstract: Este artículo explica la creación de una sugerencia inteligible para una mejor comprensión de la sanción administrativa en muchas disciplinas de las ciencias sociales: la burorrepresión. Este término nació especialmente a raíz de la represión que han sufrido los manifestantes de las protestas sociales desde el nacimiento del movimiento 15-M en España. Sin embargo, la burorrepresión ya había comenzado a ejercerse en los años que siguieron a la Transición, y se ha desarrollado de forma paralela al estado de seguridad que caracteriza el sistema estatal de control social. Se realiza un análisis detallado de la sanción administrativa, desarrollada en beneficio de los que están en el poder, quienes la usan tanto para silenciar las voces de la calle como para deshacerse de elementos que sean perjudiciales para el sistema neoliberal (grupos desfavorecidos o inmigrantes). En resumen, el lector encontrará el trasfondo político y represivo subyacente que, a primera vista, es habitualmente una multa económica, y descubrirá que hay formas de evitar la estrecha vigilancia que se ejerce sobre los ciudadanos (burorresistencia).

Keywords: Bureau-repression, administrative sanction, social control, law, fine, social movements, Burorrepresión, sanción administrativa, control social, derecho, multas, movimientos sociales

Suggested Citation

Oliver Olmo, Pedro and Urda Lozano, Jesús-Carlos, Bureau-Repression: Administrative Sanction and Social Control in Modern Spain (March 6, 2015). Oñati Socio-Legal Series, Vol. 5, No. 5, 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2574670

Pedro Oliver Olmo (Contact Author)

University of Castilla-La Mancha - Department of History ( email )

Avda. Camilo José Cela, s/n
Campus Universitario
Ciudad Real, Ciudad Real 13071
Spain

Jesús-Carlos Urda Lozano

University of Castilla-La Mancha - Department of History ( email )

Avda. Camilo José Cela, s/n
Campus Universitario
Ciudad Real, Ciudad Real 13071
Spain

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