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Table of Contents
                            Title
Copyright
Dedication
Contents
List of Figures
List of Maps
List of Tables and Boxes
List of Contributors
Preface
Introduction: Making Sense of the Multiple and Complex Pathways by which Human Rights Are Realized
Part One: Promises and Challenges of Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (ESCR) Realization at the International Level
	1. Do Non–Human Rights Regimes Undermine the Achievement of Economic and Social Rights?
	2. Linking Law and Economics: Translating Economic and Social Human Rights Norms into Public Policy
	3. Advances and Ongoing Challenges in the Protection of Indigenous Peoples’ Rights within the Inter-American System and the United Nations Special Procedures System
Part Two: The Role of Domestic Law and Courts in ESCR Realization
	4. The Impact of Legal Strategies for Claiming Economic and Social Rights
	5. The Role of Human Rights Law in Protecting Environmental Rights in South Asia
	6. The Morality of Law: The Case against Deportation of Settled Immigrants
Part Three: Beyond Judicial Mechanisms as Means to ESCR Realization
	7. Social Movements and the Expansion of Economic and Social Human Rights Advocacy among International NGOs
	8. The Challenge of Ensuring Food Security: Global Perspectives and Evidence from India
	9. Achieving Rights to Land, Water, and Health in Post-Apartheid South Africa
	10. Social Accountability in the World Bank: How Does It Overlap with Human Rights?
Part Four: Measuring ESCR Realization
	11. Making the Principle of Progressive Realization Operational: The SERF Index, an Index for Monitoring State Fulfillment of Economic and Social Rights Obligations
	12. Deepening Our Understanding of Rights Realization through Disaggregation and Mapping: Integrating Census Data and Participatory GIS
	13. Studying Courts in Context: The Role of Nonjudicial Institutional and Socio-Political Realities
	Conclusion: Emerging Possibilities for Social Transformation
Index
                        
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