We look back on many successful RC32 (co-)sponsored panels at the IPSA World Congress Meetings in Madrid, in July 2012. One of the innovations resulting from that conference is that RC32 is now officially affiliated with the international policy studies journal Critical Policy Studies (CPS). Like IPSA RC32, the journal CPS offers a forum for researchers, policymakers and practitioners. CPS brings contemporary theoretical and methodological discussions, both normative and empirical, to bear on the understanding and analysis of public policy, at local, national and global levels. To this end, the journal concentrates on the relation of political and policy theory to specific practices of governance. This necessitates rigorous research, and an emphasis on the interplay between quantitative and qualitative modes of inquiry. We encourage RC32 members to publish their work in CPS, and read its articles as stimulus for their own research and teaching.///// The Board expresses its intentions to continue to facilitate as much as possible the many research and conference and other meeting initiatives by RC32 members. Please, contact us, even if your ideas are just in a preliminary stage. We are devoted to having conferences and meetings on several continents – especially in Asia and Africa. ////