Keywords: Anti-Money Laundering; Europeanization; Public Policy; Policy Design; Context and Causal Mechanism.
Anti-money laundering policies has increased their importance in the last four decades, along with the international action inspired by the experiences of the competent authorities. These policies take on specific characteristics according to the different and emerging context and needs, currently reflected in the process of Europeanization. The present work highlights these characteristics, to extrapolate lessons and to understand the results, by analysing the regulation, the governance asset and the literature on the topic. The aim is to provide a diachronic analysis of the Italian case through the bottom-up analysis promoted by Radaelli, coupled with process tracing, in order to detect how Europeanization and endogenous factors influence the decision-making in the policy processes.