Although the question of individual responsibility is of crucial importance, the central idea animating the volume is that the crisis cannot be reduced to a mere failure of risk perception and management for which individual and collective actors within and outside of financial organizations are responsible. The 2008 crisis should rather be understood as a symptom of far deeper structural transformations. This volume presents the first thorough sociologically informed legal analysis of the financial crisis which unfolded in 2008. It combines a multitude of theoretically informed analyses of the causes, dynamics and reactions to the crisis and contextualises these within the general structural transformations characterizing contemporary society. For example contemporary society is characterised by massive accelerations in the... It furthermore explores the constitutional implications of the crisis and suggests concrete changes to the constitutional set-up of contemporary society.