This report focuses upon the relationship between government action and research in the field of Sociology of Law. This topic is treated within a general theoretical framework as well as in respect to a number of specific areas of current legal policies. The book centres upon the function and conception of Sociology of Law in relation to government action. The positions presented in these proceedings range from a technocratic to a critical model. Moreover, due to their origin in different political camps, the contributions represent the current state of international research in this field.