Abstract: Debating socio-economic issues and practical strategies how to solve them habitually results in two opposing statements: (a) an economic-driven solution which almost blindly builds upon efficiency or (b) an overall critique of the growth-paradigm which specifically emphasizes unpredictable “rebound-effects”. Here, I suggest, one has to bring these two conflicting parties together by reflecting rebound-effects in a pragmatist manner. Social and economic issues are therefore framed as “parliaments of things” grappling with transnational value chains. Social scientists may accompany such parliaments by focusing the actor’s abilities to transform external demands. Here, one might evaluate how and when rebound-effects occur or are prevented. In my presentation (which is based upon my on-going PhD-thesis) I want to shine light on the case of electronic-waste in India to evaluate an experimentalist model of democracy. Since the early 2000s ‘e-waste’ is collectively negotiated and interesting yet conflicting material on the nexus between the formal-informal-sector value chain can be shown.