Summary Crises are often understood as radical ruptures from the status-quo with a clear before and after. Some crises, however, appear chronic without clear expiration dates. Antimicrobial resistance, for example, is a perpetual crisis that claims the lives of more than a million people a year. Likewise, vulnerable households across the world continues to suffer from the same recurrent floods year after year. Rather than focusing on how crises start, the aim of this chronic crises book is to investigate how everyday politics and social practices are affected by their protracted and elusive end-life: what happens, socially and politically, when there is no immediate end in sight? Crisis management guidelines and procedures need updating to better address the distinct dynamics of chronic crises.