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Encyclopedia > Deliberative assembly

A deliberative assembly is an organization, comprised of members, that uses a parliamentary procedure for making decisions. An organization is a formal group of people with one or more shared goals. ... Rules of order, also known as standing orders or rules of procedure, are the written rules of parliamentary procedure adopted by a deliberative body, which detail the processes used by the body to make decisions. ...


The following are common types of deliberative assemblies:

A committee is a type of small deliberative assembly that is subordinate to another deliberative assembly. A General meeting is a meeting of an organisation which the generality of its members are entitled or encouraged to attend. ... Convention has at least two separate and very distinct meanings. ... Chamber of the Estates-General, the Dutch legislature. ... A committee comprises a mechanism of bureaucracy or of proto-bureaucracy whereby a limited number of people receive delegated functions of government or administration. ...


A deliberative assembly may have different classes of members. Common classes are voting members (also known as regular members), who have the right to vote, ex-offico members, and honorary members. This page includes English translations of several Latin phrases and abbreviations such as . ...


A deliberative assembly may, or may not be, representative. For example, a board is comprised of elected representatives; but there are no representatives in a mass meeting of members.


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Robert's Rules of Order Revised - IX (5429 words)
It is usual in deliberative assemblies, to have all preliminary work in the preparation of matter for their action done by means of committees.
However, unless the assembly is accustomed to having its chairman put the proper questions on the report without any formal motion, it is better for the reporting member to move the "adoption" of the resolutions or recommendations, as that is generally understood.
In large assemblies the secretary vacates his chair, which is occupied by the chairman of the committee, and the assistant secretary acts as secretary of the committee.
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