SCIENTIAS Et SOCIETAS Časopis pro společenské vědy a management číslo 3 | 2010 | ročník VI
The global crisis has gravely affected and continues to affect the lives of people around the planet. Some authors see it as an opportunity to change the paradigm for interpreting the problems of contemporary societies as well as the ensuing governance. In this article, I attempt to answer the question whether or to what extent public policy as a scientific discipline has helped us to explain the nature of this crisis and find our ways out of it. I conclude by proposing some desirable directions for this discipline’s further development in order to make it better capable of responding to the global challenges humanity is facing.