Power and Politics in Organizations: How Politics Affects Power

             The upcoming presidential election has provided ample evidence of how
             politics affects powers in a variety of organizations, and not simply the
             organizations of the nation directly related to the business of governance.
             If political power solely determined what occurred behind the closed doors
             of governing institutions, than the leaders of world corporate
             organizations would care little whom was at the nation's helm.
             However, to take only one recent example, the power of the Food and
             Drug Administration to create a series of recommended daily allowances of
             what Americans should eat, to determine what products should contain
             warning labels as hazardous to one's health, and to select what foods to
             suggest and subsidize as part of federally funded nutritional programs such
             as school lunches and food stamps, all affect the power of multinational
             food corporations to dominate the marketplace. The FDA can even affect
             consumer's daily frames of attention and reference, given the ubiquity of
             food and product advertising. The FDA has banned of certain substances,
             such as alcohol and cigarettes, from being targeted at children. Many in
             the industry, though powerful in determining the marketing of their
             specific products, fear pressure for the government to prohibit advertising
             in the future, against soft drinks and sugary cereals during children's
             programming, as well as to vending machines behind banned from school
             hallways. Also, the power of schools to raise extra funds for after hours
             programs can be limited by political pressure, such as the recent
             controversy over giving Snapple an exclusive contract for vending machines
             being used in the New York City school system.
             Thus, no matter how powerful an organization may be in terms of its
             marketing power, and the strength of its organizational head, it still must
             combat the realities of political pressures. Even Martha ...

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