Weird IR pp 131-145 | Cite as

Gone to the Birds? Turkey Tails, Chicken Taxes, and the Global Economy



This chapter introduces some uncommon trade deals and national policies. It shows that Argentina is not the best trade partner and that its reputation for accumulating sovereign debt encouraged Ghana to seize one of its warships. More broadly, this chapter reveals that states can slide backwards into protectionism in weird ways. As if navigating arcane trade rules is not enough, managing business relationships across cultures can be downright treacherous, too. Just ask Robert Kraft, whose ignorance of Russia’s unique way of doing business is precisely why Vladimir Putin stole his Super Bowl Ring.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.American UniversityWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.School of Human SciencesOsaka UniversitySuitaJapan

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