MAGIC's Thomas Völker (Euopean Commission - Joint Research Centre) presented project findings on the role of quantifying material flows in nexus governance and on the role of imaginaries in circular economy policy-making at the XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology, Toronto, Canada, July 15-21, 2018. Both conference sessions ("Metrics in environmental governance: Toward a critical analysis of accountability", and "Technological and social change: For a multi-disciplinary approach to innovation policies", respectively) provided useful insights for further development of these research topics. The XIX ISA World Congress is one of the most important and best attended conferences in the field of sociology.
The book of abstracts of the conference is available on-line.
Both conference presentations are available in our MAGIC document repository: 'Quantifying material flows in the governance of the water-energy-food nexus' and 'Of loops and circles - Imaginations and indicators of ‘circularity’'.