The main differences between Issue-Specific Movements and Generic Movements are as follows:
(i) They achieve a single objective within a limited time frame.
(ii) There is clear leadership.
(iii) They have some organisation.
(iv) Their active life is usually short.
(i) There movements are long-term.
(ii) They have independent leadership.
(iii) There is no single organisation that controls or guides such movements.
(iv) Example: Environmental movement or the Women’s movement.