The Handbook of Federal Countries 2005 is a book published by McGill-Queen’s University Press and commissioned by the Forum. The book is a compendium of information on the world’s federal countries. The book gives a concise introduction to the politics and elements of each country’s federal system. There are individual chapters on such countries as Russia, India, Belgium, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, and the Comoros as well as Australia, the United States and Canada. The Handbook of Federal Countries 2005 contains up-to-date statistical data and descriptions of the systems of government of all federations. It is an essential resource for libraries, history and political science teachers, politicians and civil servants, and students of federalism.