A Critical Legal Study of the Ideology Behind Solvency II

  • Kristina Loguinova

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  3. Being a Broadly Informed Generalizer: The Research Ontology

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  4. Being a Specialized Investigator and Law Reform Designer: The Political Economy of Solvency II

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About this book


This book analyzes the impact of Solvency II. In recent years, EU legislators have sought to introduce fundamental reforms. Whether these reforms were indeed fundamental is critically investigated with regard to a post-crisis piece of financial legislation affecting the EU’s largest institutional investors: Solvency II. The last financial and economic crisis, the worst financial catastrophe of the last decade, revealed that financial law in particular was not sufficiently mature to maintain the existence of a robust and trustworthy financial system that could protect society from economic decline. The work also makes concrete recommendations on achieving a more sustainable future. As such, it offers a valuable resource for anyone who is interested in the financial system, the EU’s political economy, insurance, sustainability, and Critical Legal Studies.


Solvency II Critical legal studies Ideology Institutional investment EU insurance law Corporate social responsibility Financial crisis Measurement of unmeasurable value Sustainability Basel standards

Authors and affiliations

  • Kristina Loguinova
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  1. 1.ECOR and ETAFVrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselsBelgium

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-26356-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-26357-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2522-5243
  • Series Online ISSN 2522-5251
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