Layne, C. 2012. ‘This time it’s real: The end of unipolarity and the Pax Americana’ International Studies Quarterly, 56(1), pp. 203-213.
• In this piece, Layne emphasizes the inevitable relation between US supremacy in world politics, particularly through the spread liberalism and its economic dominance. Specifically, it underscores that America’s waning influence is aligned with its economic situation.
• Layne’s article fits into my framework because it identifies a respective connection of the almost perish American polarity and the downturn of its finance
• Layne is able to support his argument with various statistics from the IMF and World Bank such as a comparison on the GDP of US and other economically advanced countries in Europe and