Main insights in risk research in Spain: conceptual, methodological and applied research advancements
González Rodríguez, Benjamín
Sociology Faculty of Sociology A Coruña, Spain
García Gómez, Andrés
Dirección General de Protección Civil y Emergencias/CEISE Ministerio del Interior Madrid, Spain
Main insights in risk research in Spain: conceptual, methodological and applied research advancements. This contribution will show the advancements made in Spain in the field of the so called the risk society. We will summarize the evolution of risk research alongside the last two decades, mainly from the public sector perspective. Our contribution would be a kind of meta-analysis of research activities carried out in Spain on such varied aspects as the social percepcion of risk, indicators and indexes to assess the social impact of catastrophes, the political "resonance" of catastrophes, people attitudes and reactions to nuclear energy, etc.