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Introduction Firstly two foundations for this study must be established the nature and constitution of Foucaults multiple sites of resistance that we might as clearly as possible understand the lens through which we must view the political diagnosis proposed by Hardt and Negri in Empire and also what the political diagnosis of Hardt and Negri actually is This then allows us to attempt to draw out what we see through this particular Foucauldian lens evaluating what we see of Hardt and Negris political diagnosis that is Empire and how they propose that it be resisted and countered against the backdrop of our starting point the assumption that Foucault is correct about the multiple points of resistance Using this framework we are able to gain relevant insights into the state of Empire that Hardt and Negri see as existing giving us also a basis for critique In summary the outcome of our study will show that the multitude the proletariat because power relations are dependent upon multiple points of resistance Foucault 199895 and any resistance must take this form cannot resist on a unified global scale as Hardt and Negri envisage due to the incommunicability of separate struggles Foucaults definition of power and resistance Foucault 199892-96 states that the power is everywhere and because there is no centre or sovereign source from which it emanates power comes from everywhere Resistance is also present wherever power is present therefore as power is everywhere and coming from everywhere so is resistance this means that resistance is always internal to power never being outside it Power relations depend on multiple points of resistance for their very existence as mentioned above and they play the role of adversary target support or handle in power relations As the points of resistance are present in all areas of the power network there is no centre of resistance or sole source of all struggles Instead there are what Foucault describes as a plurality
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