If there is a massive process of "perverse globalization" it would most probably result in an increase in movements reaffirming "elemental identities". The sequelae of conflicts and threats to peace are easy to understand. Social disintegration, in its twofold sense of "atomie" and "anomie", is one of the main effects of globalization as a "wild" uncontrolled process of mobility in economic factors, communications and exchanges and the subsequent destruction and restructuring of life systems. Atomie would be the process of social disintegration or "atomization" and "anomie" would be the process of "cultural disintegration", the disintegration of broader cultural concepts that make democratic social life possible. The upsurge of racial, ethnic/religious or simply local violence is related to the appearance of these disintegrating processes in both the social and cultural spheres.
2. The existing social system is currently producing profoundly dangerous trends. The overwhelming world-wide direction is the development of a super-rich class in all but a few countries. At the other end of the income ladder more and more people are becoming mired in poverty.