Zsolt Pálmai

Zsolt Pálmai

International Relations Manager
  palmai.zsolt@ajtk.hu

Earned his degree in English and American Studies at Eötvös Loránd University, where he also taught for several semesters as a PhD student. As AJKC's Transatlantic Relations Manager, his areas of interest are US domestic politics and political culture. Also active as a translator, with relevant credits including the Hungarian edition of Robert Kagan's The World America Made, published by AJKC.

Amerika Hangja: Donald Trump És A Külkereskedelem

Amerika Hangja: Donald Trump És A Külkereskedelem

A tanulmány a kül- és szabadkereskedelem kérdéseinek szerepét és jelentőségét vizsgálja a 2016-os Trump elnökválasztási kampány vonatkozásában, különös tekintettel arra, hogy miért válhatott az elnökjelölt ellenséges retorikája hatásos eszközzé egy olyan népesség megnyerésében, amely többségében látszólag kedvezően gondolkodik a szabadkereskedelmi egyezményekről. Közvélemény-kutatási adatok vizsgálata segítségével a szerző bemutatja, hogy Trump a területtel kapcsolatos általános véleményeknek gyakorta ellentmondó, a kérdéses egyezmények vélt vagy valós részleteit érintő érzelmekre való alapozással sikeresen szólított meg hagyományosan a Demokrata Párthoz húzó rétegeket a megválasztását végül lehetővé tevő kulcsállamokban.

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Antitrust Action against Facebook

Antitrust Action against Facebook

Desirable, Sufficient, Realistic?

Perhaps nothing complicates tackling the numerous issues with Facebook more than the fact that it is a free service. A simple thought experiment raises a series of questions that illuminate the complexity of the situation: imagine of the company were to charge a dollar for a month of use. Would that near-negligible but at least concrete monthly fee drastically change the way we approach the social media behemoth in terms of our expectations regarding, for example, data privacy, and the general value of the service that we expect to be provided in exchange for our money?

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The 2020 US Elections – Some Solid Ground in a Shifting Landscape

The 2020 US Elections – Some Solid Ground in a Shifting Landscape

US presidential elections tend to invite superlatives, especially in the realm of punditry, but also in more detailed analyses. Campaign operations keep getting larger and more expensive, population growth and change are leading to an ever more diverse electorate turning up to vote in ever greater numbers, and each election inspires commentators to wonder if they had ever seen one that was more negative or “nastier” (the answer is quite confidently yes, in 1800). 

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Global Demographic Outlook 2020 – Demographic Perspectives from the Antall József Knowledge Centre Research Team

Global Demographic Outlook 2020 – Demographic Perspectives from the Antall József Knowledge Centre Research Team

Global population witnessed an unprecedented growth in recent decades. From reaching 4 billion in 1974, 6 billion in 1999 and 7.8 billion people this year, the world’s population is set to reach the 8-billion mark in the very near future. This rapid growth will affect less developed nations the most; however, in strong contrast, economically advanced countries across the globe will witness a sharp drop in population, due to a set of mutually-aligned trends. Fertility rates under the 2.0-2.1 threshold required for a stable reproduction rate, combined with an increasing life expectancy, mean that these states will not only have fewer citizens, but will also have to find a solution for the increasing pressure on their current pension system, as a declining number of workers will have to support a growing number of pensioners.

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