International Solidarity and Swedish Foreign Policy

  • Robert AmanEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels book series (PSCGN)


This chapter shows that Team Fantomen’s effects on the Phantom’s universe were immediate. It specifically targets the hero’s political responses and actions to those conflicts with which he is confronted. The chapter addresses the ways in which contemporary concerns regarding violations of human rights, neocolonial governing through the former colonies’ continuous economic dependency on the metropolitan centers, and the lack of literacy among black workers were all woven into the comic. What these themes all have in common is that they were an integral part of Swedish foreign policy and aid at the time.


The Phantom Team Fantomen Dependency theory Swedish exceptionalism Foreign aid International solidarity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Behavioural Sciences and LearningLinköping UniversityLinköpingSweden

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