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Robert's Rules of Order (1876)

by Henry M. Robert

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The only current authorized edition of the classic work on parliamentary procedure.
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    Complete Idiot's Guide to Robert's Rules [COMP IDIOTS GT ROBERTS RULES] (fulner)
    fulner: RRooNR is the official parliamentary authority for much of the world. The Complete Idiots guide is absolutely necessary, in my experience, to make any sense out of it. Simply by reading the CIG and speaking with authority I found to gain respect from many colleagues.… (more)
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Robert's Rules of Order is a tool used by representative bodies of all kinds to bring order to meetings and allow the group to take care of business in an efficient and predictable manner. Robert's Rules of Order and other kinds of parliamentary procedures are a proven way of conducting meetings.
  phoovermt | Mar 20, 2023 |
Everything it says that it is. Clear and concise that helps figure out 80% of all the cases of Robert's Rules. The bigger 600 page book is good as a reference, but if you're looking to master just the basics of Robert's Rules, this is your go to. ( )
1 vote gingsing27 | Jul 8, 2022 |
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 |
Standard book of parliamentary procedure ( )
  Hilton_Kaufman | Mar 12, 2014 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Henry M. Robertprimary authorall editionscalculated
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)
A work on parliamentary law has long been needed, based, in its general principles, upon the rules and practice of Congress, but adapted, in its details, to the use of ordinary societies. (1877 edition, Preface)
Parliamentary Law refers originally to the customs and rules of conducting business in the English Parliament; and thence to the customs and rules of our own legislative assemblies. (1877 edition, Introduction)
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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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The only current authorized edition of the classic work on parliamentary procedure.

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