Robert's Rules of Order - Newly Revised

by General Henry M. Robert (U. S. Army)

Other authorsSarah Corbin Robert (Editor)
Paper Book, 1970

Call number

367 ROB

Collection

Publication

Scott, Foresman and Company (1970), 594 pages

Description

The only current authorized edition of the classic work on parliamentary procedure.

User reviews

LibraryThing member keylawk
That's "General" Robert, if you please.
LibraryThing member drj
This classic set of rules has been used by the smallest and largest organizations on the Earth for many years.
LibraryThing member JimSlaughter
"Robert's Rules of Order: The Standard Guide to Parliamentary Procedure" is a 1982 reprint of the 1893 "Robert's Rules of Order" with added illustrations. While that may be of historical interest, it's not the current "Robert's Rules of Order."

Robert's is regularly updated, and there have been many editions since the 1893 version. Each new edition brings changes to procedure (the latest has 120, with both new practices and names of motions). If you're supposed to follow the "most recent edition" of Robert's, Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (11th Edition) published in 2011 is your book.

While some readers find the current manual (at 716 pages) too daunting and complex, there are excellent guides to Robert's. As the author of two of them, I’m partial to these: "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Parliamentary Procedure Fast-Track" and "Notes and Comments on Robert's Rules, Fourth Edition."
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LibraryThing member JimSlaughter
Would be 5 stars, but a new edition is out!

There are lots of books with Robert's Rules in the title. However, most of these books are earlier editions of Robert's or knock-offs. If you're supposed to follow the "latest edition" of Robert's, this is the right title--Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised. However, this 10th Edition from 2000 has now been replaced by the 11th Edition, published in 2011. Each new edition brings changes to procedure. The latest has 120.… (more)
LibraryThing member tmstimbert
Can you run a household or country without them?
LibraryThing member FresnoWeaverSpinner
Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised, does precisely what it says it will do: it sets out clearly and concisely the distillation of decades of parliamentary procedure.
LibraryThing member JimSlaughter
Yes, this is THE Robert's Rules of Order.

There are lots of books with Robert's Rules in the title. However, most of these books are earlier editions of Robert's or knock-offs. If you're supposed to follow the "latest edition" of Robert's, this is your book--Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (11th Edition), published in 2011. Each new edition brings changes to procedure. The latest has 120.

While Robert's Rules may not seem like a "let's cozy up with a book" kind of read, the book is a wonderful resource for anyone who has to spend time in meetings. And this newest edition is essential for groups that follow (or at least claim to follow) Robert's.
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LibraryThing member Hilton_Kaufman
Standard book of parliamentary procedure
LibraryThing member JimSlaughter
"Robert's Rules of Order (Illustrated)" is a reprint of the original 1876 Robert's with some additional drawings.

While the book may be of historical interest, the 1876 version of Robert's is not the current edition. Robert's is regularly updated, and each new edition brings changes to procedure (the latest has 120 listed). If you're supposed to follow the "most recent edition" of Robert's, Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, 11th edition published in 2011 is your book.… (more)
LibraryThing member Hilton_Kaufman
Standard work on parliamentary procedure for ordinary groups
LibraryThing member NielsenGW
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.
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LibraryThing member JimSlaughter
"Robert's Rules of Order in Plain and Simple English" consists of an introduction to parliamentary procedure and then the 1915 edition of Robert's Rules of Order.

There are a number of significant errors in the introductory materials, including:
** The maker of a motion does not always get to speak last
** There is no 20 minute final speech on a motion
** A Division of the Assembly is not counted
** A standard vote is based on those present and voting, not total membership
** The Previous Question is not "a motion to end debate that is only used in The U.S. House of Representatives"

More importantly, except for historical interest, the 1915 edition of Robert's is of little use today. Robert's is regularly updated, and there have been many editions since the Revised 1915 version. Each new edition brings changes to procedure (the latest has 120 listed). If you're supposed to follow the "most recent edition" of Robert's, Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, 11th edition published in 2011 is your book.
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LibraryThing member LisaMaria_C
These are the rules of parliamentary procedure used everywhere from club meetings to the United States Senate. So if you're running a meeting--or want to make sure others are keeping to the rules--this is an essential reference to not just have on your shelves, but take with you--so a pocket-sized guide like mine helps. The one thing to be aware of in purchasing is that this book has gone through several revisions and editions, so you want to make sure you get the latest one.… (more)

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