CENTER FOR ANTI-AUTHORITARIAN STUDIES (CAAS)
Center for Anti-Authoritarian Studies is a non-profit organization aiming to promote and protect the unrestricted freedom of expression and empower young activists, journalists, and artists to promote classical liberal values.
Tell me about your team.
Our team is comprised mostly of sociologists from the University of Belgrade for whom individualism and viewing the world from the perspective of individual freedom and responsibility was always an intuitive and natural approach. That being said, classical liberal theory and the works of John Locke, David Hume, and Friedrich Hayek were always our favorites among the plethora of social and political thinkers we came across during our studies.
What is the vision?
CAAS’ vision is a free and open Serbian society based on mutual respect, pluralism of opinions, rule of law and individual autonomy.
What is your plan to realize that vision?
We are focusing on empowering young and talented journalists, artists, and entrepreneurs to excel in their profession while spreading the word of liberty. We understand our work within Hayek’s framework of empowering liberty-minded future opinion-makers that will create an authentic market need for politicians and political parties focusing on free-market policies and individual liberties.
What challenges do you face?
The biggest challenges that we are currently facing are strong media control imposed by the ruling coalition and the collectivist heritage of communist ex-Yugoslavia.
How can we help?
Spread the word among your friends and colleagues!