9th Conference European Sociological Association

RN08 Disaster and Social Crisis

2009-09-03 09:00:00 2009-09-03 10:30:00 Thursday, 3 September 09:00 - 10:30 Disaster and Risk - Concepts and Perspectives Building AA, AA.226

Main insights in risk research in Spain: conceptual, methodological and applied research advancements

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.