Intersectional Anti-Racist Academic Activism for Policy-making (INTARAAP) through community engagement

Ima Jackson*, Judy Wasige

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Prevalent research for policy making often highlights how racialised communities experience racialisation. However, it pays little attention to how racialisation in research and policy processes might contribute to social inequalities. This chapter demonstrates application of Intersectional Anti-Racist Academic Activism for Policy-making (INTARAAP), an emerging practice in Scotland. By centring racialised groups' perspectives in the production of evidence for policy and practice, INTARAAP aims to foster a better understanding of the mechanisms of racialisation in these processes. The chapter sets out key theoretical and practical issues in the development of research for policy-making founded on intersectional perspectives through engagement with those often racialised in these processes. The case study used describes the creation of a national process to provide an interface between the skills shortages in the public and private sectors and professional and vocational qualifications acquired by those from beyond the UK. It became named as Skills Recognition Scotland.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHow to Engage Policy Makers with Your Research: the Art of Informing and Impacting Policy
EditorsTim Vorley, Syahirah Abdul Rahman, Lauren Tuckerman, Phil Wallace
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781800378964
ISBN (Print)9781800378957
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jul 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Business,Management and Accounting
  • General Social Sciences


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