El concepto de apreciatividad en el Derecho administrativo: analogías y diferencias con la discrecionalidad administrativa

This article aims to demonstrate the existence of four, and not three, forms of subjectivity or public autonomies. Besides the freedom of configuration, the administrative discretion in a technical and legal sense, and the margin to freely appreciate open-textured legal concepts, the “apreciatividad administrativa” also exists. The paper argues that the theory of the diverse margins of administrative freedom does not correctly account for the existence of all possible administrative behaviors, that is, it does not treat the subjectivity or public administrative autonomy enabled by non-voluntary legal sources, which derives from the content of the Law, the flaws of the legal system and the exercise of the function, normally reporting to non-deontic actions. Therefore, the proposal is to theorize on the “apreciatividad administrativa”.