FES | Federación Española de Sociología

XII Congreso de la FES

Voicing Outrage Unevenly Democratic Dissatisfaction, Non-participation and Frequencies of Participation in the 15M Campaign

GT 20 Movimientos Sociales, Acción Colectiva y Cambio Social

Autor/a
Martin Portos Garcia (EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE)

Programa:

Sesión de comunicaciones orales Franja 1B : MOVIMIENTOS SOCIALES, CAMBIO SOCIAL Y TRANSFORMACIONES EN LA PARTICIPACIÓN POLÍTICA I
Responsable(s): Rubén Díez García (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid & Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Tipo de sesión: Sesión de comunicaciones orales
Día: jueves, 30 de junio de 2016
Hora: 14:00 a 16:00
Lugar: 012

This paper explores frequencies of participation and non-participation in the 15M protest campaign in Spain. Given the nature of this movement, we focus on democratic dissatisfaction. Our findings suggest that, relative to non-participants, democratic dissatisfaction is significantly associated with multiple-time participation, but not with one-time participation. In other words, those who participated only once are not substantially more dissatisfied than those who did not participate. This is relevant, since while the “indignados” label and the slogan “Real Democracy Now!” suggest democratic discontent to be a central factor uniting 15M challengers, we show that not all those who participated were in fact “indignados” when compared to non-participants. Relying on a general survey with questions on different frequencies of participation in the 15M, we simultaneously avoid treating participants as a homogenous group and include non-participants. Information from twelve semi-structured interviews with key informants complement survey materials.

Palabras clave: alliances, unions, indignados, protest event analysis