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Robert's Rules of Order by Henry M. Robert

Robert's Rules of Order (1876)

by Henry M. Robert

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This book addresses the issues involved with meetings. Rules of Order is the recognized guide to smooth, orderly, and fairly conducted meetings. This edition includes "clarified procedures for adopting an agenda, preparing and approving the minutes, and conducting board and committee meetings.", "More fully explained rules for counting ballots and resolving election disputes", "a new subsection on electronic meetings", "clarifications regarding the powers of an organizations executive board in relation to the general membership", "guidance for dealing with misconduct by officers and for holding disciplinary trials".

This book is long and detailed, anyone who holds management/leadership positions in an office that utilizes meetings frequently could gain something from it.
  OHIOCLDC | Jun 29, 2015 |
If you’re running even a halfway-serious meeting, assembly, or convention, you need some way of bringing order to the proceedings. Without common rules, deliberative assemblies devolve into chaos. First devised in 1876 by U.S. Army Colonel Henry Martyn Robert, these rules help to allow groups of peoples to understand what happens when, when people can speak, when and how motions can be voted on, and how to decide on many complicated matters.

Robert’s Rules of Order are now in their 11th edition and still going strong. My version—the 1943 5th edition—are mainly for consulting and not straight reading. The funny thing is, once you go through them, watch C-SPAN. Many more things make sense. This little book teaches you what each position in the chamber entails, how committees are supposed to work, and how to maintain a meaningful flow of discourse in a debate. If you’re looking for a career in politics and haven’t read them, you should get very familiar with Robert’s Rules. ( )
  NielsenGW | Dec 2, 2014 |
with best wishes
  efeulner | Mar 28, 2014 |
Standard book of parliamentary procedure ( )
  Hilton_Kaufman | Mar 12, 2014 |
Standard work on parliamentary procedure for ordinary groups ( )
  Hilton_Kaufman | Mar 12, 2014 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Henry M. Robertprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Balch, Thomas J.main authorsome editionsconfirmed
Honemann, Daniel H.main authorsome editionsconfirmed
Robert, Sarah CorbinEditormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Evans, William J.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Robert, Henry M., IIIEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vizman, RachelEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Where there is no law, but every man does what is right in his own eyes, there is the least of real liberty. --Henry M. Robert (1990 ed.)
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Parliamentary Law refers originally to the customs and rules for conducting business in the English Parliament; and thence to the usages of deliberative assemblies in general. (1948 ed)
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"Pocket Manual of Rules of Order" was the earlier title of "Robert's Rules of Order"; they are the same work. "Robert's Rules of Order in Brief" is not, as far as I can tell.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0738203076, Paperback)

Originally published as a slim document in 1896, General Henry M. Robert's classic guide to smooth, orderly, and fairly conducted meetings has sold close to five million copies in nine editions. The only book containing the completely developed Robert's Rules of Order subject matter, this latest edition will continue the book's reputation as the gold standard of meeting procedure for parliamentarians and novice club presidents and members alike. Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the past decade's technological advances and usage, this tenth edition contains new information on how to conduct meetings over the Internet, on phone and video conference calls, and with members in absentia. The best book from which to learn all about running and taking an effective part in meetings, General Robert's gift of order is as indispensable now as it was a century ago.

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A guide to parliamentary procedure tells how to conduct and participate in a meeting properly.

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