Peter Mameli

Peter Mameli

Associate Professor
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Maxwell School, Syracuse University (Political Science)
University of Colorado at Boulder (Political Science)
State University College at Oneonta, NY (Political Science)


Professor Mameli’s current research interests include studying the impacts of globalization processes on public administration, transnational crime and the oversight of public sector organizations. Recent projects have focused on such topics as government surveillance operations, national data protection authorities, international crime statistics, the impact of the Arab Spring on Middle East and North African public sectors, and transnational human trafficking. Some of his articles have appeared in Law & Policy, Crime, Law and Social Change, Critical Issues in Justice and Politics, International Public Management Journal, The Public Manager, and, Human Rights Review.   In 2011, Dr. Mameli and his co-authors published, Security and Privacy: Global Standards for Ethical Identity Managment in Contemporary Liberal Democratic States.

Professor Mameli has served as the Director of the Protection Management program, Coordinator of the undergraduate Public Administration program, and Director of the Saturday Masters of Public Administration program at different times while at John Jay College. Prior to working in the Department of Public Management, he held positions with the New York City Council, the New York City Board of Education and the New York City Office of Management and Budget.


Peter Mameli, Ph.D.

Department of Public Management

Publications, Grants 2007-2013


Books Published:


Kleinig, J., P. Mameli, S. Miller, D. Salane and A. Schwartz (2011) Security and Privacy: Global Standards for Ethical Identity Management in Contemporary Liberal Democratic States. Australia National University: epress and CAPE. 

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Articles and Published Conference Proceedings:


Mameli, P. (2013)  “Under New Management: What the Arab Spring Tells Us About Leadership Needs in the Middle East and North Africa.” Digest of Middle East Studies, Vol. 22, Issue 2, pp. 377-404.


Mameli, P. (2011) “Achieving Effective Information Privacy: A Review of Outcome Measures Used by National Data Protection Authorities.” KAPA-ASPA Conference Proceedings, Vol. 1, pp. 105-144. Korean Association of Public Administration –American Society for Public Administration Joint International Conference, Seoul, South Korea, October 28-29, 2011. Available at: 


Mameli, P. (2011)  “A Global Crime: Why Transnational Sex Trafficking Networks are Succeeding in the Twenty-First Century.” 
Internet Journal of Criminology. Available at:


Mameli, P. (2011) “The Blue Helmets: Sexual Exploitation, Sex Trafficking and Organizational Culture in UN Peacekeeping Operations.” IDEA –A Journal of Social Issues. Vol. 15, No. 1. Available at:


Mameli, P. (2008) “Tracking the Beast: Techno-Ethics Boards and Government Surveillance Programs.” Critical Issues in Justice and Politics, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp.  31-46. Available at:


Rubin, M., R. Culp, P. Mameli, and M. Walker (2008) “Using Cross-National Studies to Illuminate the Crime Problem.”  Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, Vol. 24,  No. 1, pp. 50-68.


Mameli, P. (2007) “Stopping the Illegal Trafficking of Human Beings:  How Transnational Police Work Can Stem the Flow of Forced Prostitution.” In Global Criminology and Criminal Justice: Current Issues and Perspectives, Larsen, Nick & Russell Smandych (eds.). Canada: Broadview Press.


2006-2009   Security and Privacy: Global Standards for Ethical Identity Management.  Principal Investigator, John Kleinig - multi-year National Science Foundation grant number 0619226. Grant valued at approximately $260,000.


Current Research

Mameli, P. (2013)  How Things Fall Apart: Mapping Governance Failures to Intractable Crises.  New York State Political Science Association Conference, April 19-20, 2013, Syracuse, New York.


Globalization and Public Administration
Oversight of Public Sector Organizations
Performance Measurement and Management
Public Policy

The following courses have been taught at John Jay College of Criminal Justice:


            CRJ  810: Police Leadership

            PAD 240: Introduction to Public Administration

            PAD 314: Leadership, Supervision and Performance (100% Online)

PAD 400: Quantitative Problems in Public Administration (100% Online)
            PAD 705: Organization Theory and Management

            PAD 706: Bureaupathology (100% Online)

            PAD 712: Management Systems and Techniques in the Public Sector   

            PAD 715: Research Methods

            PAD 739: Public Policy

            PAD 745: Program Development and Evaluation

            PAD 751: Cases and Concepts in Public Policy and Management

            PAD 771: Capstone Course

            PSC  192: Supervisory Leadership for Police Services

            PSC  401: Problems in Policing