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Dr. Eva E. A. Wolf is an assistant-professor at the Tilburg University. In her current research she studies how and why spatial planning conflicts escalate to the judicial arena. This research is part of the Bindend Besturen Brabant project.
For her PhD-thesis at the University of Antwerp she investigated how policy conflicts escalate from a substantive, to a procedural and, finally, a relational dimension through a case-study of the contested Oosterweelconnection highway ("Oosterweelverbinding") in Belgium. The dissertation concludes that when governmental actors try to negate conflict by setting in stone policies early in the decision-making process, rather than embrace conflict as a natural and possibly productive part of policy-making, conflict can actually increase and turn destructive.
She wrote academic articles on the topics of conflict escalation, framing, and (de)politicization, as well as a popular science book in Dutch titled "De waarde van weerstand" (see here).